Provision Center to host blood drive, free PSA screenings for prostate cancer

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to Provision Center for Proton Therapy. One in 39 will die from the disease. The disease is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center and others will provide free PSA screening for prostate cancer at blood drives. The screenings will be available at a variety of locations across East Tennessee on Thursday and Friday. Men do not have to donate blood to be screened. The screening is for men  who have a family history or men who are 40-years-old and up.

Thursday, September 15 

  • MEDIC Headquarters, 1601 Ailor Ave., Knoxville, 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    Phil Williams News/Talk 98.7 FM remote, 6:00-10:00 a.m.
    Sports Talk Radio WNML Remote 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • MEDIC Donor Center-Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike (behind Pittsburgh Paints), 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • MEDIC Crossville, 79 South Main St. (across from the Palace Theater), 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Provision Center for Proton Therapy, 6450 Provision Cares Way, Knoxville (Bloodmobile), 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Gunner WIVK FM remote, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Hallerin Hill News/Talk 98.7 FM remote, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Walmart-Oneida, 19740 Alberta St., Oneida (Bloodmobile), 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Books-A-Million/Oak Ridge, 310 S. Illinois Ave. (Bloodmobile), 11:00 a.m.-700 p.m.
  • Walmart-Morristown, 475 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy. (Bloodmobile), 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Walmart-Lenior City, 911 Hwy. 321 North (Bloodmobile), 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 16

  • MEDIC Headquarters, 1601 Ailor Ave., Knoxville, 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • MEDIC Donor Center-Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike (behind Pittsburgh Paints), 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • MEDIC Crossville, 79 South Main St. (across from the Palace Theater), 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CDT
  • Provision Center for Proton Therapy, 6450 Provision Cares Way, Knoxville (Bloodmobile), 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Phil Williams News/Talk 98.7 FM remote, 6:00-10:00 a.m.
  • New Midland Plaza/Alcoa, 232 S. Calderwood St. (Bloodmobile), 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Gunner WIVK FM remote, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Walmart-Newport, 1075 Cosby Hwy. (Bloodmobile), 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Lowe’s/Athens, 1751 South Congress Pkwy. (Bloodmobile), 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Lowe’s/Harriman, 1800 Roane State Hwy. (Bloodmobile), 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

 

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