Big Blue Slam 2024 at UK Jan. 22-26

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University of Kentucky students, staff and faculty can take an active part in Kentucky's annual rivalry with Florida during this year's Big Blue Slam event on UK's campus.

The 16th annual blood battle encourages blood donations in the winter months when weather and illness can hinder collections. 

By spending 45 minutes to an hour at the KBC blood drive, donors on campus will not only help Kentucky Blood Center save local lives and beat Florida, they will be handsomely rewarded. On-campus donors will receive the following as a thank you for donating blood:

  • Big Blue Crush T-shirt
  • $5 Starbucks gift card
  • Entry to win two tickets to the UK-Florida men's basketball game on Jan. 31 at Rupp Arena

All thank you items are while supplies last. Donation locations and times are available below. 

KBC leads the rivalry with LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Florida 9-6 after winning the last three competitions. 

Big Blue Slam 2024 campus thank you items: Big Blue Slam T-shirt, entry to win UK men's baskeball tickets, $5 Starbucks gift card and a coupon for a free smoothie at Tropical Smoothie.

Schedule Your Appointment Now!

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome as space allows. To schedule an appointment, call 800.775.2522 or scroll down and click on a link below.

Gatton Student Center

William T. Young Library

UK Lewis Honors College

About Kentucky Blood Center

Celebrating 55 years of saving lives in Kentucky, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the FDA, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Pikeville, Somerset and the Tri-County area.