Medic Regional schedules blood drives

Medic Regional Blood Center continues to need blood. Donors are welcome to stop by one of two donor fixed site locations. Medic headquarters is located at 1601 Ailor Avenue near downtown, Knoxville. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Medic also has a convenient location in Farragut at 11000 Kingston Pike near Pittsburg Paints. The hours at this location are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Donors are also welcome at community blood drives.

• Thursday, Sept. 25, Heritage High School, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Inside Health Sciences Classroom. Students, faculty and staff only.

• Friday, Sept. 26, Wal-Mart—Alcoa, 1030 Hunters Crossing, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bloodmobile.

All donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more and have positive identification. Donors will receive a free t-shirt, cholesterol evaluation (no fasting required) and a year’s credit towards Medic Family Blood Coverage Program. This program exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection and processing fees at any U.S. hospitals if a transfusion is needed.

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