MEDIC Regional Blood Center in Critical Need for O Positive Blood Type

WHO:                    MEDIC Regional Blood Center

WHAT:                 Critical Need for O Positive

                                Low Inventory for O Negative, A Positive and A Negative

On 2/21, donors will receive the Spring edition MEDIC t-shirt, Texas Roadhouse appetizer coupon and a Ski Pass to Ober Gatlinburg.

WHEN:                 Immediate Need

WHERE:               MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers (Downtown Knoxville, Farragut, Athens and Crossville)

                                Mobile Blood Drives – full list at

WHY:                    MEDIC currently has a critical inventory of O Positive blood and low inventory of O Negative, A Positive and, A Negative blood. Donors with those blood types are encouraged to donate as soon as possible if they are eligible. 

Critical status means that there is less than a two-day supply of blood on our shelves for that blood type.

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.


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