MEDIC is set to compete against Kentucky Blood Center in the 33rd Annual Orange and Blue competition beginning Monday.

WHO: MEDIC Regional Blood Center

WHAT: Critical need for:

A Negative – there are 0 units on the shelf this morning
A Positive
O Negative
O Positive
COVID Convalescent Plasma

WHEN: Immediate Need

Orange and Blue Competition – November 16 – 20

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 – 79 S. Main Street

Location Hours, directions and Mobile Blood Drive List: medicblood.org

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.

MEDIC is accepting walk-in donors.

Additionally, MEDIC is offering a limited number of appointments. Those can be made online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link. Appointments can also be made by calling 865-524-3074. CCP donors will need to complete a pre-screening process and make an appointment.

WHY: MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to see an increased demand for several blood types and a decrease in donations. The product shortage is nation-wide.

As a reminder, the blood 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.

OTHER: Donors this week will receive a special edition MEDIC shirt along with a $10 e-gift card, Texas Roadhouse coupon and Salsarita’s $5 coupon.

Next week, donors will receive a special edition Orange and Blue Shirt along with a $10 e-gift card, Texas Roadhouse coupon and Salsarita’s $5 coupon.

WEBSITE: www.medicblood.org

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