Annual Keeping the David Landes Miracle Alive Blood Drive Set for November 1

WHO:             MEDIC Regional Blood Center in partnership with Yvonnca and David Landes

WHAT:             Mobile Blood Drive Event

WHEN:           Wednesday, November 1, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE:         West Hills Center, 7005 Kingston Pike, 37919 (lot adjacent to Petro’s)

WHY:              To collect critically needed blood products and to celebrate David Landes who spent months in the hospital and needed blood products to stay alive. The Landes family provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks. All donors will receive coupons for Texas Roadhouse, Petro’s, Salsarita’s, Smoothie King, Dunkin, and Papa John’s. Donors will also receive a $10 e-gift card (must have a valid email address). Appointments can be made online at Walk-in donors are allowed. Appointments allow staff to mitigate wait times and control donor flow.

MEDIC is the primary blood product provider for 26 hospitals in 23 counties including Blount Memorial, Covenant Health, East TN Children’s Hospital, Tennova Healthcare, and UT Medical Center.

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

 MEDIC is an independent, nonprofit organization. Products donated through MEDIC truly help community members in East TN and Southeastern Kentucky. Products donated through any other collection activity/organization do not stay in East TN or Southeastern Kentucky. Those products are shipped out of the area and nationally.