KNOXVILLE (WATE) – People who donate blood on Wednesday to MEDIC blood drive locations around East Tennessee will receive a free ticket to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
Several recent traumas have left MEDIC with a lower than expected supply of blood. Officials say summer is historically a difficult period for donors to make time to give blood and MEDIC is counting on special events to remind people of the importance.
Because of the Zika virus, there are new restrictions on blood donors. If you have been out of the country in the past 28 days, you need to call MEDIC at (865) 524-3074 to confirm their eligibility.
Blood drive locations:
- MEDIC Knoxville Donor Center – 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
- MEDIC Farragut Donor Center – 11000 Kingston Pike, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
- MEDIC Crossville Donor Center – 79 South Main Street, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Walmart in Maryville – 2410 US Hwy 411 South, Noon-7 p.m.
- Walmart in New Tazewell – 432 South Broad Street, Noon-6 p.m.
- Hank’s Market in Oak Ridge – 691 Emory Valley Road, Noon-7 p.m.
- Food City in Morristown – 1105 E. Morris Blvd., Noon-7 p.m.
- Seymour First Baptist Church – 11621 Chapman Highway, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Jefferson City Library – 108 City Center Drive, Noon-6 p.m.
- PriceLess Foods in Newport – 208 West Broadway, Noon-7 p.m.
Donors will also receive a MEDIC T-shirt and a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich.