WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center

WHAT: MEDIC Regional Blood Center has a critically low blood supply for several blood types.

WHEN: Immediate

WHERE: MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers (Downtown Knoxville, Farragut, Athens and Crossville)

Location Hours and Directions and Mobile Blood Drive List: www.medicblood.org

Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link. Appointments can also be made by calling 865-524-3074.

MEDIC is allowing walk-in donors as well.

WHY: MEDIC Regional Blood Center has a critically low supply of O Negative, O Positive and A Positive.

MEDIC continues to follow social distancing guidelines and will continue wellness checks upon entry at all locations and drives.

All donors will receive a MEDIC gift and Texas Roadhouse coupon. Additionally, all donors are automatically entered to win a $250 e-gift card each week through May 17.

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

WEBSITE: www.medicblood.org

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MEDIA: Facebook: @medicblood

Twitter: @medicblood

Instagram: @medicbloodcenter