KNOXVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – MEDIC Regional Blood Center wants you to know that blood usage is high, and hospital demand and usage for O Negative and O Positive are higher than in the previous six weeks. MEDIC and Bruster’s Ice Cream are teaming up to help donors cool off with a pint of ice cream in June. Donors will receive a coupon for a pint of ice cream on June 29th and 30th. Additionally, donors will receive a ticket to Anakeesta on July 1st.
MEDIC Regional Blood Center Celebrating Summer Fun
WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center
WHAT: Pint for a Pint with Bruster’s Ice Cream
WHEN: Pint for a Pint – June 29th and 30th
Anakeesta Tickets – July 1st
WHERE: Donor Centers and Mobile Drives
WHY: Blood product usage is HIGH. Hospital demand and usage for O Negative and O Positive are higher than in the previous six weeks.
MEDIC and Bruster’s Ice Cream are teaming up to help donors cool off with a pint of ice cream this June. Donors will receive a coupon for a pint of ice cream on June 29th and 30th.
Additionally, donors will receive a ticket to Anakeesta on July 1st.
As a reminder, MEDIC has teamed up with United Way of Greater Knoxville to offer a $5000 mini-grant to the nonprofit that has the most blood product donors this summer. Each donation is worth one point, and the nonprofit with the most points on August 31 will earn the grant.
MEDIC and UWGK will also offer $1000 mini-grants in June and July.
All local nonprofits are eligible to win. Donors must complete a voting card or email their donation date, location, and nonprofit name to MEDIC.
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org or by calling 865-524-3074.
MEDIC is the primary blood product provider for 24 hospitals in 22 counties including Blount Memorial, Covenant Health System, East TN Children’s Hospital, Tennova Healthcare, and UT Medical Center.
As a reminder, the blood, platelets, and plasma products on the shelves now are 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.
MEDIC is an independent, nonprofit organization. Products donated through MEDIC truly help community members in East TN and Southeastern Kentucky. Products donated through any other collection activity/organization do not stay in East TN or Southeastern Kentucky. Those products are shipped out of the area and nationally.
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(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/29/2022-6AM)