Big Blue Crush Blood Drive Affected By Snowy Weather

While the Cats lost to the Volunteers this weekend on the football field, Kentucky still has a chance for revenge in the Big Blue Crush blood drive.

The Kentucky Blood Center has held the winning trophy for the last 4 years, but after day one this year, is behind Tennessee.

Kentucky lost out on about 160 blood donations after two of its blood drives were canceled, which were scheduled inside schools forced to close because of the weather.

The blood battle has been held the week before Thanksgiving for the last 27 years, with Kentucky leading overall with a record of 13-12-1 against the Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville.

The Kentucky Blood Center hopes to have more than 3,000 donors come in through this Friday, when the competition ends.

Blood donor Katie Campbell said, "It’s a really good deed that goes a long way that takes a minimal amount of time, and I would encourage anyone that is eligible to donate to please help."

All Kentucky Blood Centers across Kentucky are open from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. daily through this Friday for the battle.

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