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MEDIC Blood Center wins Orange and Blue blood drive by almost 400 donors

The blood drive competition has been going on for over 30 years.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Even though the Vols have already played and beat Kentucky, donors came out to help get another win against the Wildcats off the field. On Friday, MEDIC Regional Blood Center announced they won against Kentucky Blood Center in the annual Blue and Orange blood drive.

The annual Blue and Orange blood drive competition kicked off on Monday. MEDIC Regional Center reported that it has lost the last two years and was looking to bring the trophy back to Knoxville. They did exactly that, beating out Kentucky by almost 400 donors. The final scores were 2,361 to 1,971 donors.

MEDIC stated in a press release that this week is crucial to growing the region's blood supply and will aid in pulling its supply out of the critical inventory levels. 

Those who donate blood received a special edition t-shirt, a $10 e-gift card, gift cards to multiple local restaurants and a ticket to the ETCH Fantasy of Trees.

Appointments were preferred and can be made online on the MEDIC Regional Center website. Even though the competition may be over, people can still donate blood to save lives.

Credit: MEDIC Regional Blood Center