UKMHA Students Support the Kentucky Blood Center's 2021 Big Blue Crush

November 17, 2021

The University of Kentucky's College of Public Health's Master of Health Administration Program Student Association (MHASA) helped sponsor the Kentucky Blood Center's Big Blue Crush 2021 event.


This annual blood drive competition help put blood on the shelves at local hospitals for the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, the University of Kentucky is in a friendly competition with the University of Tennessee.


MHASA students helped the blood center staff in recruiting donors and facilitating blood donations during the week. Some of them even got to meet the University of Kentucky mascots, Wildcat and Scratch.


"One of the most powerful measures of a service event is impact," says Cameron Asher, current student in the MHA program and Vice President of the MHASA. "In a time where there is a great need for blood due to ongoing shortages, our program has made a profound difference on the health and livelihood of citizens in Kentucky."


"We were so happy to join forces with Kentucky Blood Center", says Dr. Maureen Jones, MHA Program Director at the UK College of Public Health. "This was a wonderful way for the MHA students support an organization that is critical to healthcare all over Kentucky."


The MHA Student Association (MHASA) elects officers annually, and is active in leading academic, charitable and social opportunities for students. Every year, the MHASA coordinates service events with outside organizations, such as the Ronald McDonald House, Saint Joseph Foundation STARS Gala, Big Blue Crush/Bash, DanceBlue, Keeneland, and many others.