MEDIC Regional Blood Center Has Immediate Need for Several Blood Types

WHO:             MEDIC Regional Blood Center

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

O Positive

O Negative

A Positive

A Negative    


WHEN:            Immediately

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:


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. There is very limited availability for walk-in donors. Appointments can be made online at using the donate link or by calling 865-524-3074.


WHY:              MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to see a steady demand for several blood types but are not seeing the donors to meet that demand.

As a reminder, the blood 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.    (See attached photo from 2.4.21)


OTHER:         Donors will receive a MEDIC gift and coupon for a local restaurant.