Big Blue Slam 2019 Final Score Jan. 18, 2019

Kentucky Chomps Gators in Annual Blood Battle

A donor gives blood during Big Blue Slam 2019.

Lexington – Kentucky finished the week strong and defeated Florida, 1,733 to 1,463, in the 11th annual Big Blue Slam. Kentucky now leads the series 6-5.

“Thank you to all who took the time to donate this week,” said Martha Osborne, Vice President of Marketing for Kentucky Blood Center. “Your generosity will definitely make a difference in a local patient’s life. And with winter weather coming, it’s good to know we are prepared.”

Big Blue Slam is the 11th annual blood battle between the Cats and the Gators and KBC and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Gainesville to see which fans can donate the most blood at a time when winter weather and flu season can hamper donations.

Blood donors must be at least 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at

Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation or find other donation locations, visit or call 800.775.2522.

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.