Gatton to host Kentucky Blood Center's Big Blue Slam

The Kentucky Blood Center's Big Blue Slam, which is Kentucky's annual competition against Florida, will be coming to the Gatton College of Business and Economics on Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th from 10am - 4pm in Gatton's Woodward Events Hall . With over 2300 students along with the faculty and staff, the Gatton College has the ability to make a huge impact on the lives of Kentucky patients with their blood donations. In addition, the Kentucky Blood Center will also donate $5 to a student's Dance Blue Team or the Kentucky Blood Center can allocate a donation to the general Dance Blue Fund. Walk-ins are welcome!

Additional Benefits of Donating:

  • Help save up to THREE lives with your ONE donation
  • Kentucky Blood Center donates $5 to your Dance Blue Team/General Fund
  • Big Blue Slam T-Shirt
  • Skip your daily workout by burning 600 calories when you donate blood!
  • Free Snacks/Drinks!
  • Help beat Florida in our annual blood battle
  • All the feel goods from knowing you helped save a life!

The complete blood drive schedule for Big Blue Slam is listed below. Make plans now for how you can get involved in either donating blood or helping promote this event. To get more information, please contact Taryn Derrick, Account Manager at the Kentucky Blood Center at or 859-333-6112. If you are part of a student organization, then you can also contact the Kentucky Blood Center about speaking at your next group meeting. 

Monday, January 23

UK Singletary Center – 10am-6pm
Gatton B&E College, Room 307 – 10am-4pm

Tuesday, January 24

UK Singletary Center – 10am-6pm
Gatton B&E College, Room 307 – 10am-4pm
WT Young Library basement – 10am-3:30pm

Wednesday, January 25

UK Singletary Center – 10am-6pm
WT Young Library basement – 10am-4pm

Thursday, January 26

UK Singletary Center – 10am-6pm
UK Johnson Center Lobby – 1pm-7:30pm
Chem-Phys Building, Room 114 – 10am-4pm

Friday, January 27

UK Johnson Center Lobby– 10am-4pm
Bloodmobile, Funkhouser Drive – 10am-4pm