“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
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.