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Today is Final Day to Give Blood in Big Blue Crush Competition With Tennessee

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2016) – Generous blood donors have rolled up their sleeves this week and pushed Kentucky to a 1,947 to 1,635 lead over Tennessee in the 29th annual Big Blue Crush. Today is the final day of the competition.

“Cat fans have proved all week that they are definitely the best fans in the country. Thanks to everyone who has given during Crush," said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s executive director of marketing and recruitment. "We urge others to step up today to help Kentucky patients and help bring home another win.”

Big Blue Crush is the annual blood battle between Kentucky and Tennessee fans and Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) and Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville. Crush is held in partnership with University of Kentucky's DanceBlue and the UK Center for Community Outreach. It helps assure a strong blood supply heading into the holidays.

Everyone who registers to give blood during Big Blue Crush will receive a Crush T-shirt and a chance to win a pair of tickets to watch the Cats and the Cards' football game Nov. 26 in Louisville.

UK campus donation sites on this final day of the competition are:

UK Singletary Center – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Young Library – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

UK Hospital Bloodmobile (on Rose Street) – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

In Lexington, the KBC Andover Donor Center and Beaumont Donor Center will be open until 7 p.m. today.

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