Medic Regional Blood Center continues to seek eligible donors to help offset the summer blood shortage. All blood types are needed, according to Medic reports. All donors will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich, a Tennessee Smokies t-shirt and a chance to win a pair of Smokies home game tickets. Please do your part to ensure a safe community this summer and give blood.
Donors can visit one of two Medic locations: 1601 Ailor Avenue in downtown Knoxville or visit 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Community blood drives are also planned:
• July 25, Alcoa Good Times, 2019 Topside Road, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bloodmobile.
• July 25, Heritage High School, 3741 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Bloodmobile.
• July 25, Wal-Mart—Alcoa, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bloodmobile.
All donors will also receive a credit towards Medic’s Family Blood Coverage Program which exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection fees at any U.S. hospital if a transfusion is needed. Each additional donation adds another years credit towards your membership.
Medic is the only provider of blood and blood products to 21 counties and 29 area hospitals.