Kentucky once again won Big Blue Crush blood drive

Bailey Vandiver

The pints have been counted and the results are in: Kentucky won the thirtieth annual Big Blue Crush against Tennessee. 

Kentucky had 2,540 donors to Tennessee’s 1,787, which is the largest margin of victory in the history of the competition, according to a Kentucky Blood Center press release.

Not only did Kentucky blood donors win, the press release said, but patients in need of blood are also big winners. 

Vice President of Marketing for KBC Martha Osborne thanked “Big Blue Nation” in the press release.

“Because of your generosity, we have once again beat Tennessee, but, more importantly, we have a strong blood supply heading into the holidays,” she said. “That’s the main reason we’ve been doing this for 30 years. The healthcare patients in both Kentucky and Tennessee benefit from so many kind-hearted blood donors who have been rolling up their sleeves this week.”

The competition is between the KBC here in the commonwealth and the Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville. This is Kentucky’s eighth win in a row. Kentucky now leads 17-12, with one tie.