Carl Nathe

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It's a Three-peat: Kentucky Wins Big Blue Crush

Published: Nov 17, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2012) ― The Big Blue Nation of lifesavers came through on Friday and pulled out another Big Blue Crush blood drive win by defeating Tennessee, 3,160 to 3,107.

 

This was the third year in a row that Kentucky fans won the annual blood battle, and after 25 years of competing, the score is now even with 12 wins each and one tie. 

 

“This is the sweetest victory yet. Thanks to our dedicated donors we now have a good blood supply heading into the holidays, and as an added bonus we beat the Vols for the third year in a row,” said Martha Osborne, executive director of marketing and recruitment for Kentucky Blood Center (KBC). "We appreciate everyone who helped us spread the word through conventional and social media. This was definitely a team effort and a fun week.”

 

About Kentucky Blood Center

KBC, the largest FDA regulated blood bank in Kentucky, is a non-profit 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.

 

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