Big Blue Slam 2011 Jan. 21, 2011

Big Blue Slam Battle for Blood Begins Jan. 24

Big Blue Slam 2011 logo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentuckians will have a chance to prove they bleed blue during Big Blue Slam, Jan. 24-28.

Big Blue Slam is a blood battle between basketball fans of the University of Kentucky and the University of Florida, as well as a friendly rivalry between Kentucky Blood Center and LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville.

All donors will receive a Big Blue Slam T-shirt and be entered to win a trip for two to the SEC Tournament in Atlanta. The tournament package includes two lower arena tickets for all sessions and a three-night stay at the Atlanta Downtown Marriott.

KBC donor centers, which are located in Lexington, Somerset and Pikeville, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Mobile drive times vary. To find a donation location near you and schedule an appointment, visit or call 800.775.2522.

About Kentucky Blood Center

Kentucky Blood Center, the largest FDA licensed blood bank headquartered 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 collect 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components. To learn more about KBC, visit Keep up with the latest news about KBC prizes and blood drives by liking KBC on Facebook,, and following KBC on Twitter,