MEDIC Regional Blood Center is celebrating the late Coach Pat Summitt by hosting a special week each year. MEDIC will donate $5 per donor to the Pat Summitt Foundation during this week’s We Back Pat Week February 8 – 12. Donors will receive a special edition We Back Pat shirt and a Texas Roadhouse Appetizer coupon.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have critically low inventory for these blood types:

O Negative

A Negative

MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have low inventory for:

O Positive

A Positive



WHERE:         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 St., Suite 202

Location Hours, directions, and Mobile Blood Drive List:


Note: MEDIC is requiring all donors to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one.

Appointments are preferred for all donors and can be made to donate whole blood online at using the donate link or by calling 865-521-2658. There is limited availability for walk-in donors.

Appointments are required for Platelet and COVID Convalescent Plasma donations. Appointments can also be made by calling 865-524-3074.

As a reminder, the blood, platelets, and plasma on the shelves now are what would be used in a trauma event and it takes three days for donated blood to be processed and ready for distribution.

Additionally, MEDIC is not affiliated with American Red Cross in any way. Any products donated through ARC do not stay in our area – only products donated through MEDIC help your neighbors.