National blood shortage continues

MEDIC is expanding its Independence Day celebration to a full week. Holidays bring increased blood product usage. The promotion is an effort to bring in donors as well as thank them for spending their time with us this summer.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has an immediate, critical need for:

  • O Negative Blood Type
  • O Positive Blood Type
  • B Positive Blood Type

Blood drives will be held July 2 – July 9. Critical need is an ongoing, national crisis.

ALL MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers and Community Drives:

Downtown Knoxville – 1601 Ailor Avenue

Farragut – 11000 Kingston Pike

Athens – 213 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 104

Crossville – 96 Hayes Street, Suite 204

Location Hours, directions, and Mobile Blood Drive List:

MEDIC is the primary blood product provider for 24 hospitals in 22 counties including UT Medical Center, Covenant Health System hospitals, Tennova hospitals, Blount Memorial, and East TN Children’s Hospital.

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.

All donors will receive:

  • Special edition tie-dye t-shirt
  • Texas Roadhouse coupon
  • $10 e-gift card redeemable at hundreds of major brand retailers
  • Automatic entry to win a Kayak
  • Automatic entry in the July $1000 E-Gift Card (redeemable at over 100 organizations) drawing as part of the Save Our Summer initiative.


Appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online at Walk-in donors are allowed.

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.