MEDIC Regional Blood Center Hosts 15th Annual Parrot Head Week

MEDIC Regional Blood Center Hosts 15th Annual Parrot Head Week

WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center

WHAT: MEDIC Regional Blood Center hosts the annual Parrot Head Week to celebrate the start of summer and to increase the supply of blood products prior to the Memorial Day Holiday.

WHEN: May 18th – 22nd

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

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 sees an increase in demand for blood products in late May/early June and uses the promotional week to increase supplies.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, MEDIC will not be supplying food this year or offering live music.

MEDIC is offering a special edition Parrot Head t-shirt, $5 coupon for Salsarita’s, Mayfield Ice Cream coupon, Texas Roadhouse appetizer coupon, Nothing Bundt Cake coupon and Knox Dough coupons.

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.

WEBSITE: www.medicblood.org

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