Medic Regional in need for all blood types

Medic Regional Blood Center has a need for all blood types and all eligible donors are encouraged to give blood. “You never know whose life you will save by giving blood,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokesperson. The blood donated to Medic stays in the greater East Tennessee area to save lives in our area. Medic is the sole provider of blood and blood products for 21 counties and 29 local hospitals. Please give blood at any Medic location or stop by your community blood drive.

• Tuesday, March 4, New Providence Presbyterian Church, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., inside Westminster Hall.

• Sunday, March 9, Niles Ferry Baptist Church, 6895 Highway 411 South, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bloodmobile

All donors must be at least 17 years old weigh 110 pounds or more. Donors will receive a free T-shirt, cholesterol evaluation and a year’s membership towards Medic’s Family Blood Coverage Program. This program exempts donors and their IRS dependents.

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