MEDIC Regional Blood Center Critical Need For Several Blood Types And Platelets

From press release:

WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center

WHAT: MEDIC Regional Blood Center has an immediate, critical need for:

O Positive Blood Type
A Positive Blood Type
MEDIC has low inventory levels for:
A Negative Blood Type
O Negative Blood Type
MEDIC is celebrating National Volunteer Week! All donors this week
are automatically entered to win a $500 E-Gift Card.

WHEN: Immediate

WHERE: ALL MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers and Community Drives
Downtown Knoxville – 1601 Ailor Avenue
Farragut – 11000 Kingston Pike
Athens – 213 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 104
Crossville – 96 Hayes Street, Suite 204
Location Hours, directions, and Mobile Blood Drive List:

WHY: There continues to be a regional blood shortage in East TN and
Southeastern Kentucky region. MEDIC’s O Positive inventory level
has been critical for weeks.
As a reminder, the blood, platelets, and plasma products on the
shelves now is what would be used in a trauma event and it takes
at least three days for donated blood to be processed and ready
for distribution.

OTHER: Donors will be automatically entered to win one $500 E-Gift Card
redeemable at over 100 organizations including Walmart, Amazon,
Starbucks, and more. All donors will receive a MEDIC gift and Texas
Roadhouse coupon.
Note: MEDIC continues to require all donors to wear a mask or face
covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC
will provide one.
Appointments are preferred. There is very limited availability for walk-
in donors. Appointments can be made online at
using the donate link or by calling 865-524-3074.
MEDIC is an independent, nonprofit organization and is not affiliated
with the American Red Cross. Products donated through MEDIC truly
help community members in East TN and Southeastern Kentucky.



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