MEDIC Regional Blood Center Has Critical Need for Blood Donations

WHO:             MEDIC Regional Blood Center

WHAT:            MEDIC Regional Blood Centeris now at the critical level for:

                   O Positive

                   B Negative


WHEN:            Immediate Need

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 – 79 S. Main Street

                   Location Hours, directions and Mobile Blood Drive List

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 can be made online at using the donate link. Appointments can also be made by calling 865-524-3074.

WHY:              MEDIC Regional Blood Center has seen an increase in demand for blood products is currently experiencing a critical need. America’s Blood Centers, AABB and American Red Cross have released a joint statement on the nation’s current blood supply. This shortage is national and not just local to MEDIC. This means that there aren’t products to import to our area from other centers.

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.    

OTHER:         Donors will receive a special edition MEDIC shirt and a Texas Roadhouse Appetizer coupon.