2011 Battle of the Bluegrass to Begin Aug. 19, 2011

Blood Donors Asked to Show Their Colors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Blood donors will be rolling up their sleeves to prove they bleed Wildcat blue or Cardinal red during Battle of the Bluegrass, Aug. 22–Sept. 2.

During this annual Kentucky Blood Center promotion, which helps ensure a good blood supply heading into Labor Day weekend, all donors will receive a Battle of the Bluegrass T-shirt and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Kentucky-Louisville football game on Sept. 17.

Everyone who registers to donate will also be entered to win a 2011 Toyota Tacoma, the big prize in KBC’s Pick Up the Blood Supply summer promotion that ends Sept. 16.

Donors will be asked to vote for one of the schools when they register to give blood.

To find a donation location visit www.kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

About Kentucky Blood Center

KBC, the largest FDA licensed blood bank headquartered in Kentucky, is a nonprofit 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 collect 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components. Visit KBC at kybloodcenter.org. Keep up with KBC prizes and giveaways by liking the blood center on Facebook, facebook.com/kybloodcenter, and following KBC on Twitter, twitter.com/kybloodcenter.