Kentucky winning blood battle; still time to donate


Kentucky Blood Center truck from a blood drive that was held in an art exhibition room of the Singletary Center for the Arts at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. on Monday, August 28, 2017. Photo by Josh Mott | Staff.

Rick Childress

After three days of competition, Kentucky blood donors are inching closer to victory in the Big Blue Crush blood donation competition.

Kentucky donors are leading with 1,500 donations to Tennessee’s 1,085, a Kentucky Blood Center press release said on Wednesday.

Find out where and when to donate on UK’s campus here.

“We’ve had three great days so far,” said Martha Osborne, the Kentucky Blood Center’s Vice President of Marketing, in the release. “But there is still plenty of time to bleed blue and save Kentucky patients’ lives.”

The competition, which began Monday and lasts until Friday, pits the Kentucky Blood Center against the Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This is the thirtieth Big Blue Crush and the Kentucky Blood Center has won the past seven years, the release said. The Kentucky Blood Center leads the series 16-12 with one tie.