WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center
WHAT: Halloween Celebrations:
Daily – Random Drawing for 10 Winners for Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Tickets
October 28 and 29 – Candy for all donors
WHEN: Varied – Week of October 25
WHERE: All MEDIC Donor Centers and Drives
WHY: Hospital blood product usage remains high while inventory is at low to critical levels. MEDIC will reward donors by randomly drawing for daily winners for Ripley’s Haunted Adventure tickets. All donors on Thursday and Friday (10/28 and 10/29) will receive candy.
Appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org. Walk-in donors are allowed. 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, 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.