KNOXVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – MEDIC Regional Blood Center celebrates We Back Pat Week this week. MEDIC continues to have critically low inventory for blood types O Negative and A Negative.
WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center
WHAT: MEDIC’s We Back Pat Week
MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have critically low inventory for these blood types:
MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have low inventory for:
WHEN: February 8 – 12
Inventory Needs: 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 St., Suite 202
Location Hours, directions, and Mobile Blood Drive List: medicblood.org
Note: MEDIC is requiring 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 for all donors and can be made to donate whole blood online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link or by calling 865-521-2658. There is limited availability for walk-in donors.
Appointments are required for Platelet and COVID Convalescent Plasma donations. Appointments can also be made by calling 865-524-3074.
WHY: MEDIC Regional Blood Center is celebrating the late Coach Pat Summitt by hosting a special week each year. MEDIC will donate $5 per donor to the Pat Summitt Foundation.
As a reminder, the blood, platelets, and plasma 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.
Additionally, MEDIC is not affiliated with American Red Cross in any way. Any products donated through ARC do not stay in our area – only products donated through MEDIC help your neighbors.
OTHER: Donors will receive a special edition We Back Pat shirt and a Texas Roadhouse Appetizer coupon.
MEDIA: Facebook: @medicblood
#donatebloodsavelives (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/11/2021-6AM)