Medic Tailgate Party Blood Drive

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:00am - 7:30pm
With the Labor Day holiday coming up, Medic Regional Blood Center is preparing to get ahead of the anticipated need for blood.  

Medic’s facility is closed on Labor Day which means no collections coming in for our area hospitals, however, shipments will still go out to area hospitals.   In order to boost collections ahead of the holiday, Medic will offer all donors at any location on Thursday, August 28 a free Regal Cinema movie pass. 

The blood collected on Thursday will be tested and hospital-ready in the event of any emergencies that may take place on Labor Day.  Statistics show the need for blood can increase during holiday weekends due to a possible increase in accidents.  And, this is a Tailgate Party themed blood drive and all donors will also get a game day t-shirt.  

Several locations for donor convenience in hopes of a strong day of collections for the community blood center.  

·         1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am – 6:30pm
·         11000 Kingston Pike/Farragut, 9am – 7pm
·         Texas Roadhouse, 3071 Kinzel Way, Knoxville, 11am to 7pm
·         Food City, 2946 Winfield Dunn Drive, Kodak, 11am to 7pm
·         Food City, 508 East Tri-County Blvd, Oliver Springs, 11am to 7pm
·         Texas Roadhouse, 334 Fountain View Circle, Alcoa, 11am to 7pm
·         CVS Pharmacy, 2008 W. Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown, 11:30 to 3:30pm
·         Carson Newman University, Student Center, Jefferson City, 10 am to 6pm

Donors visiting the Medic Headquarters on Ailor Avenue will be treated to a Free Petro’s lunch from 11am – 2pm.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more (16 year-olds weighing 120 pounds or more can donate but must have parental consent) and all donors must have positive identification.