Big Blue Crush 2013 Final Results Nov. 22, 2013

Kentucky Wins Big Blue Crush for the Fourth Year in a Row

Kentucky Blood Center won Big Blue Crush for the fourth year in a row.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It was a record-breaking week for Kentucky and Tennessee, but Cat fans pulled off the win for the fourth year in a row in the 26th annual Big Blue Crush, 3,601 to 3,458.  

“Thanks to our generous blood donors who gave us a really strong finish, we’re keeping the trophy in Kentucky for another year,” said Martha Osborne, executive director of marketing and recruitment for Kentucky Blood Center. “We saw 869 donors today, which was a Big Blue Crush record-setting day for us. Thank you to everyone who came out to donate this week. You have truly made a difference in someone’s life.”

Big Blue Crush helps ensure a sufficient blood supply for Kentucky patients during the Thanksgiving holiday and into December. The overall competition is now 13 to 12 with 1 tie.

To find a donation location or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 800.775.2522.

About Kentucky Blood Center

KBC, the largest FDA regulated blood bank in Kentucky, is a non-profit 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 donate 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.