KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – MEDIC Regional Blood Center is now at the critical level for O Positive, O Negative and A Positive blood types.
WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center
WHAT: MEDIC Regional Blood Center is now at the critical level for O Positive, O Negative and A Positive blood types.
WHEN: Immediate Need
WHERE: MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers (Downtown Knoxville, Farragut, Athens and Crossville)
Location Hours and Directions and Mobile Blood Drive List: www.medicblood.org
Note: MEDIC is requiring donors at community drives (mobile buses, churches, businesses or other community organizations) to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one. MEDIC is strongly encouraging donors who give at donor centers to wear a mask or face covering.
Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link. Appointments can also be made by calling 865-524-3074.
MEDIC is allowing walk-in donors as well.
WHY: MEDIC Regional Blood Center has seen an increase in demand for blood products and is currently experiencing a critical need.
MEDIC continues to follow social distancing guidelines and will continue wellness checks upon entry at all locations and drives.
Donors are strongly encouraged to make appointments to donate. Additionally, they are encouraged to wear their own mask when onsite.
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.
OTHER: Through June, all donors are entered to win one of the following:
- $500 E-Gift Card
- Free Month of Mosquito Protection from Preferred Pest
- Food City Gift Card
- Hard Knox Pizza Gift Card
MEDIA: Facebook: @medicblood
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/04/2020-6AM)