Knoxville, TN (WLAF)– MEDIC Regional Blood Center is offering a variety of incentives and opportunities to donate blood and blood-related products this week and in early September.

Today through Friday, MEDIC has teamed up with the TN Valley Fair and will give each donor a ticket to this year’s fair. Tickets are available at all four centers and mobile drives. Additionally, this week is the last chance for donors to be entered in the Save Our Summer campaign prize drawing. Any donor has donated at least twice since May 1 is entered to win a $1000 gift card for a cruise.

On Sept. 12 and 13 , MEDIC has partnered with Provision CARES, Eddie Check, Nisus Corporation, WIVK and WVLT to present Eddie Check PSA Testing at all four donor centers and all mobile drives. Men can come anytime during those two days for free PSA testing. If someone has recently donated blood, they are still eligible to stop by for the PSA testing.

From Sept. 16 – 20, MEDIC is competing against LifeSouth Blood Bank in the annual UT vs. UF blood drive competition. MEDIC will be offering a special UT vs. UF themed shirt, movie tickets and several other incentives for those who donate.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is an independent blood center and regional nonprofit organization serving 22 counties. Donations made locally truly help neighbors in our region.

For more information on MEDIC Regional Blood Center, please visit our website at or contact Director of Marketing and Donor Recruitment Kristy Altman at or by phone at 865-805-2008. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/27/2019-6AM)