Gators Still Lead; Solid Blue Fans Encouraged To Finish Strong

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 2/01/2013 1:33 am
With one day to go in Big Blue Slam, Kentucky still trails Florida, 1561 to 1335.

“Today was our biggest day yet this week,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment. “With this momentum and enthusiasm from the Big Blue Nation of Lifesavers, we know we can finish Big Blue Slam strong.”

“With more winter weather predicted and the flu season still in full swing, we urge all healthy Cat fans to donate Friday and help beat the Gators while pumping up the community blood supply,” said Osborne.

Big Blue Slam donors will receive a 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. Those who donate at any of the four KBC donor centers will also receive a $10 gift card.

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. Friday, or at any area blood drive:

 

Beaumont Donor Center                                   Andover Donor Center

3121 Beaumont Centre Circle                           3130 Maple Leaf Drive in the Andover Shoppes

Lexington                                                              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.

 

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