MEDIC Regional Blood Center has Critical Need for Blood O Blood Types

~ from MEDIC Regional Blood Center

MEDIC has a critical need for O Negative and O Positive blood types. There is less than a two-day supply of both.

Donors will receive a beach towel throughout the month of June for their donation.

Other June promotions include a special tumbler on June 14 for World Blood Donor Day (in lieu of the towel) and all successful donors receive a Ripley’s Aquarium ticket June 10 – 14.

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.