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MEDIC lists urgent needs from donors

All MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers and Community Drives are in need of O Positive, B Negative, and Platelets. Locations are:

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:

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

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has seen an increase in demand for blood products and is currently experiencing a critical need. America’s Blood Centers, AABB and American Red Cross have released a joint statement on the nation’s current blood supply. This shortage is national and not just local to MEDIC. 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.