Carl Nathe

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Big Blue Slam Blood Drive in Final Two Days

Published: Jan 31, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2013) — More than 300 generous Kentucky donors showed they bleed blue on Wednesday, but it just wasn’t enough to overtake the Gators, who lead Big Blue Slam, 1,156–973.

 

“With only two days left, we’re in danger of fouling out of this competition, but there’s still time to pull out a win,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s executive director of marketing and recruitment. “That’s why we are urging healthy individuals to stop by one of our donor centers or blood drives Thursday or Friday.”

 

Big Blue Slam donors will receive a $10 gift card, Slam T-shirt and a chance to win an entertainment package – 60” Smart TV with Wi-Fi, 3D Blue-ray entertainment center and PlayStation 3.

 

Kentucky won the blood battle last year and leads the rivalry against the Gators and LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville, 3 to 1. 

 

Donors can give at the following four Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) Donor Centers, which will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during Slam, or at any area blood drive:

 

Beaumont Donor Center                          Andover Donor Center

3121 Beaumont Centre Circle                   3130 Maple Leaf Drive in the Andover

Lexington                                                 Shoppes

                                                                      Lexington

 

Pikeville Donor Center                              Somerset Donor Center

472 S. Mayo Trail                                         120 S. Highway 27

 

To find a blood drive or schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

 

Blood donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old doors must also have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org. All donors must present a photo I.D.

 

About KBC

KBC, the largest FDA regulated blood bank in Kentucky, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties. KBC relies on volunteers to donate 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Denise Fields, (859) 519-3721.

 

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