Big Blue Slam 2019 Jan. 10, 2019

Cats, Gators Compete in Life-Saving Blood Battle

As a thank you for saving a life during Big Blue Slam Jan. 14-18, Kentucky donors will receive a long-sleeve Big Blue Slam T-shirt.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It’s time for Big Blue Slam, the annual blood battle between the Cats and the Gators to see which fans can donate the most blood. The 11th annual competition is Monday through Friday, Jan. 14-18, at all Kentucky Blood Center donor centers and blood drives. 

Kentucky and Florida are tied, 5 to 5, in this yearly challenge between KBC and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Gainesville. Big Blue Slam helps to encourage blood donors when winter weather and flu season can hamper donations. 

“Kentucky basketball season is always exciting and so is saving lives. We hope regular donors – and new donors, too – will want to prove they bleed blue during Big Blue Slam week,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s Vice President of Marketing. 

As a thank you for saving a life, Kentucky donors will receive a long-sleeve Big Blue Slam T-shirt. 

Donors may give at any KBC mobile blood drive or donor center. KBC donor centers, which will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Slam week, are listed below:


About Kentucky Blood Center

Celebrating 50 years of saving lives in Kentucky, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, non-profit 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, Pikeville and Somerset.