Hospital hoops are not quite what Dalton Brown is used to though basketball remains on his mind as he battles cancer.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The best kept secret in town is that MEDIC is in town.  MEDIC is set up in the cafeteria at the former West La Follette School and is there today from 9 am until 5 pm.  MEDIC will be back at the same location on Friday from 9 am until 5 pm, and we’ll let you know if they are returning on Saturday.

For those of you wishing to donate for Dalton Brown, this is the ideal opportunity.  All you need to do when you check in is say that you are donating for Dalton Brown.  You can park right beside the door, walk right in and then walk right back out about a half-hour later.  So far, there’s been no waiting.

WHO:             MEDIC Regional Blood Center


WHAT:           MEDIC Regional Blood Center has a critically low blood supply for several blood types.


WHEN:           Immediate


WHERE:        La Follette Rec Center – West La Follette School every day this week from 9 AM to 5 PM.


WHY:            MEDIC Regional Blood Center has a critically low supply of O Negative, O Positive and A Positive.

MEDIC continues to follow social distancing guidelines and will continue wellness checks upon entry at all locations.

All donors will receive a MEDIC gift and Texas Roadhouse coupon. Additionally, all donors are automatically entered to                                win a $250 e-gift card each week through May 17.

As a reminder, the blood on the shelves now is what would be used in a trauma event and it takes three days for donated blood to be processed and ready for distribution.



MEDIA:          Facebook: @medicblood

Twitter: @medicblood

Instagram: @medicbloodcenter

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/06/2020-1PM)