MEDIC needs O+, O-, A+ blood types; make an appointment

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is urging donors to schedule an appointment ahead of hospitals returning to elective surgeries at its downtown Knoxville, Farragut, Athens and Crossville locations. Appointments can be made online at and using the donate link. Appointments also can be made by calling 865-524-3074.

MEDIC will continue to have an immediate need to supply products to regional hospitals. Specifically, MEDIC needs O Positive, O Negative and A Positive blood types.

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 Sunday, May 17.

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