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Kentucky Wins Big Blue Crush Blood Battle Over Tennessee

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2016) — Kentucky took the lead early and kept up the momentum all week, beating Tennessee 2,471 to 2,135 in the 29th annual Big Blue Crush.

“The Big Blue Nation has proved they are a generous nation,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s executive director of marketing and recruitment. “Thanks to all who donated, volunteered, shared the word or provided refreshments for donors.

“The community’s blood supply for Thanksgiving is strong, and we look forward to the 30th Big Blue Crush Nov. 13-17 next year.”

Big Blue Crush is the yearly blood battle between Kentucky and Tennessee fans and Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) and Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville.

Kentucky now leads the annual competition 16 to 12 with one tie and has won the competition seven years in a row.

For more information about KBC, visit or call 800-775-2522. 

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