LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – 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 today from 9 am to 5 pm at the West La Follette School, now called the La Follette Rec Cente, 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.

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.  So far, there’s not been much waiting.

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.

WEBSITE:     www.medicblood.org

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(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/08/2020-6AM)