MEDIC Regional Blood Center Celebrating Local VOLunteers!


MEDIC and Bruster’s Ice Cream will be providing coupons for donors who donate on June 26 and 27 for a pint of ice cream. Additionally, the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians are providing boxes of Girl Scout cookies for donors.

Donors will also receive a beach towel and Texas Roadhouse coupon.

MEDIC offers several special incentives specifically for platelet donors including daily e-gift cards, MEDIC platelet punch card program, and the daily MEDIC gift. Platelet donors must make an appointment by calling 865-521-2684.

Appointments can be made online at, via the MEDIC app, or by calling 865-524-3074.

MEDIC is the primary blood product provider for 25 hospitals including Blount Memorial, Covenant Health System, East TN Children’s Hospital, Tennova Healthcare, and UT Medical Center. MEDIC recruits blood donors in 23 counties.

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.