MEDIC Regional Blood Center is once again teaming up with David and Yvonnca Landes for the 7th Annual Keeping the David Landes Miracle Alive Blood Drive on November 6 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM at Petro’s in West Knoxville.


The event is a celebration of David Landes who was a blood recipient. David and Yvonnca are both real estate appraisers, mortgage brokers and realtors.


“Partnering with Yvonnca and David is a great way to collect the blood that we need as well as celebrate a blood product recipient,” said Director of Marketing and Donor Recruitment Kristy Altman. “Each year, this drive is bigger than the year before and we are looking forward to November 6.”


MEDIC will have two buses onsite for the drive. Donors will be eligible to win prizes throughout the day. Additionally, both breakfast and lunch will be served. Donors will receive the special MEDIC fall t-shirt and coupons for Texas Roadhouse and Salsarita’s.


MEDIC Regional Blood Center is an independent blood center and regional nonprofit organization serving 22 counties. Donations made locally truly help neighbors in our region.


For more information on MEDIC Regional Blood Center or to schedule your donation, please visit our website at or contact Director of Marketing and Donor Recruitment Kristy Altman at or by phone at 865-805-2008.



MEDIC was established in 1958 by Carl Nelson, MD, under the sponsorship of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. MEDIC is the only U.S. blood center which has a Blood Coverage Program covering members’ blood supplier processing fees at any hospital in the country. MEDIC is an accredited member of the AABB and America’s Blood Centers. The center adheres to the blood product safety regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is licensed by the FDA and the State of Tennessee. Today, MEDIC Regional Blood Center provides blood and blood-related products for 25 area hospitals in 22 counties.