TOP PHOTO:  Campbell County teen Dalton Brown was diagnosed with leukemia last week, and blood donations are needed.  MEDIC is in town on Saturday accepting your blood donations from 9 am until 4:30 pm at the former West La Follette School (West La Follette Community Center).

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – MEDIC planned to be in La Follette at the same location all this week, and your response has been so over whelming that MEDIC is back in town today on a rare Saturday blood drive today.  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.  Wait time is minimal.

Dalton Brown is limited to hospital hoops during his battle against leukemia.

For the time being, basketball is on the back burner for budding high school star Dalton Brown.  Number 23 in the Blue-n-Grey for J. Frank White Academy at Harrogate is busy battling leukemia, and he could use your help.  MEDIC is in Dalton’s hometown Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the West La Follette School, now called the La Follette Rec Center, and is ready to accept your donation in Dalton Brown’s name.  Your donation will help offset some of the costs incurred during his fight.

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 – 05/09/2020-6AM)