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    Kentucky Has Slim Lead After Day Two of Big Blue Crush

    Nov. 20, 2013

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - After the first two days, Kentucky leads Tennessee by a slim margin, 1,419 to 1,332 in the 26th annual Big Blue Crush.

    Crush continues through Friday, and donors will receive a long-sleeve Big Blue Crush T-shirt and a coupon for a McDonald's McCafe' beverage.

    Big Blue Crush helps ensure a sufficient blood supply for Kentucky patients during the Thanksgiving holiday and into December. The overall record between Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) and Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville is 12 to 12 with 1 tie.

    To find a Big Blue Crush donation location or to schedule an appointment, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

    Blood donors must be 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 kybloodcenter.org.