MEDIC Regional Blood Center to Celebrate World Blood Donor Day

MEDIC Regional Blood Center to Celebrate World Blood Donor Day


WHO:             MEDIC Regional Blood Center


WHAT:            MEDIC is joining blood centers around the world to celebrate World Blood Donor Day.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has an immediate, critical need for:

O Negative Blood Type

As an FYI, there are currently 20 units available for distribution – that is less than a day’s supply. As a comparison, recently one patient needed 20 units alone.


WHEN:            World Blood Donor Day – Monday, June 14, 2021

Critical Need – Ongoing


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 Street, Suite 204

                   Location Hours, directions, and Mobile Blood Drive List:


WHY:              Blood centers around the world are using celebrating donors on June 14. Locally, MEDIC will offer a special edition t-shirt, World Blood Donor Day wristband, Texas Roadhouse appetizer card, and a chance to win one of 9 Food City $50 gift cards. One winner will be chosen per donor center and mobile drive. Drawings to be held on Tuesday.

Due to ongoing gun violence and trauma accidents, the demand for blood products in increasingly high.

As a reminder, the blood, platelets, and plasma products on the shelves now is 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.


OTHER:         Masks are now voluntary at MEDIC donor centers and on mobile buses.


Appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online at


MEDIC is an independent, nonprofit organization. MEDIC is not affiliated with the American Red Cross or other blood centers. MEDIC is the primary blood product provider for 24 hospitals in 22 regional counties. Products donated through MEDIC truly help community members in East TN and Southeastern Kentucky.




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