MEDIC in critical need for blood

MEDIC Regional Blood Center in Critical Need for O Negative, O Positive and A Negative Blood Types

WHO:                    MEDIC Regional Blood Center

WHAT:                 Critical Need for O Negative, O Positive and A Negative blood types

For Monday and Tuesday only, donors receive a ticket to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies as well as choice of MEDIC shirt and Texas Roadhouse appetizer coupon.

Beginning Wednesday, donors also receive their choice of MEDIC shirt and a Texas Roadhouse coupon.

WHEN:  Immediate Need

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

                                Mobile Blood Drives full list at www.medicblood.org

WHY:  MEDIC currently has a critical inventory of O Negative, O Positive and A Negative blood donations. Donors with those blood types are encouraged to donate as soon as possible if they are eligible.

MEDIC saw fewer donors during the month of December while seeing a steady or increased usage of blood products.

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook: @medicblood – Twitter: @medicblood – Instagram: @medicregionalbloodcenter

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