WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center
WHAT: Goodbye 2021 Week
WHEN: December 26th – 31st
WHERE: MEDIC Donor Centers and Mobile Drives
WHY: MEDIC is encouraging donations the week after Christmas to continue to stabilize the regional blood supply.
Donors will receive a MEDIC beanie (while supplies last), $15 e-gift card, and Texas Roadhouse coupon. Donors are also automatically entered to a $50 Food City gift card in daily drawings.
MEDIC will close at 4 PM on December 31st and is closed on January 1st.
Appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org. Appointments allow our staff to mitigate wait times and control donor flow.
MEDIC is the primary blood product provider for 24 hospitals in 22 counties including Blount Memorial, Covenant Health System, East TN Children’s Hospital, Tennova Healthcare, and UT Medical Center.
As a reminder, the blood, platelets, and plasma products on the shelves now is 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.