29th Annual Orange and Blue Drive

29th Annual Orange and Blue Drive
0 November 3, 2016

After the Tennessee Volunteers’ likely win on November 12th against the Kentucky Wildcats at Neyland Stadium, the competition turns to the fans. For the 29th year, fans of the Vols and Cats will be competing to see who can donate the most blood for their local blood center during the week of November 14th through November 18th. For the past several years, the Vols fans have been trounced losing most recently by 600 units. This year, however, MEDIC Regional Blood Center is hoping that Vols fans can turn it around.

Donors may leave the blood drive down a pint, but they’ll be leaving with a lot more. Not only will donors know they’re helping a sick patient at a local hospital, they’ll also receive our annual Orange/Blue t-shirt, a coupon for a free pizza from Papa John’s, a free Chick-fil-A Sandwich, a free Wendy’s Frosty, a free appetizer from Texas Roadhouse, and free admission to Fantasy of Trees.

This list of locations includes:

Monday, November 14th
MEDIC Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am-6:30pm
MEDIC Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike, 7:30am-7pm
MEDIC Crossville, 79 S Main Street, 12pm-6pm (CST)
Blount Memorial Hospital, 907 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville 10am – 6pm
Laughlin Memorial Hospital, 1420 Tusculum Blvd, 10am – 6pm
Methodist Medical Center, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 11am – 6pm
Takoma Regional Hospital, 401 Takoma Avenue, 10am – 6pm
UT Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER), 11am – 7pm
Walmart Lenoir City, 911 Hwy 321 North, 11am – 7pm

Tuesday, November 15th
MEDIC Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am-6:30pm
MEDIC Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike, 7:30am-7pm
MEDIC Crossville, 79 S Main Street, 12pm-6pm (CST)
Food City Maynardville, 4344 Maynardville Hwy, 11am – 7pm
Food City Oliver Springs, 508 E Tri-County Blvd, 11am – 7pm
Papa John’s in Halls, 7020 Maynardville Pike, 11am – 7pm
UT Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER), 11am – 7pm
UT South Carrick Hall, 2pm – 8pm
UT Institute of Agriculture, 9am – 4pm

Wednesday, November 16th
MEDIC Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am-6:30pm
MEDIC Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike, 6:30am-6pm
MEDIC Crossville, 79 S Main Street, 8am-4pm (CST)
Pellissippi State, 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 8:30am – 4pm
Walmart Oneida, 19740 Alberta St, 11am – 7pm
Walmart Rockwood, 1102 North Gateway Ave, 11am – 7pm
Walmart Sevierville, 1414 Parkway, 11am – 7pm
UT Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER), 11am – 7pm
UT Hess Hall, 1720 Melrose Place, 2pm – 8pm
UT Sorority Village, 2950 Sorority Village Circle, 12pm – 7pm

Thursday, November 17th
MEDIC Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am-6:30pm
MEDIC Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike, 7:30am-7pm
MEDIC Crossville, 79 S Main Street, 12pm-6pm (CST)
TN College of Applied Technology in Crossville, 910 Miller Avenue, 8am – 2pm
Walmart Jefferson City, 630 Hwy 11E, 11am – 7pm
Walmart Morristown, 4331 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy, 11am – 7pm
UT Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER), 11am – 7pm
Pedestrian Bridge/Hesler Biology Building, 11am – 7pm
Volunteer Hall, 2pm – 8pm

Friday, November 18th
MEDIC Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am-6:30pm
MEDIC Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike, 6:30am-6pm
MEDIC Crossville, 79 S Main Street, 8am-4pm (CST)
Walmart Clinton, 150 Tanner Lane, 10am – 6pm
Walmart Morristown, 475 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy, 11am – 7pm
Walmart New Tazewell, 432 S. Broad St, 11am – 7pm
Walmart Newport, 1075 Cosby Hwy, 10am – 6pm
UT Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER), 11am – 7pm
Brown Hall, 12pm – 7pm
College of Law, 12pm – 6pm

The event is historically held the week before Thanksgiving. Blood has a forty-two day shelf life, so this ensures that we will have enough blood to get through the holidays. Those who have questions about whether or not they can donate, can visit medicblood.org/eligibility or call (865) 524-3074.

The same day, November 14th, MEDIC will begin testing all blood donations for the Zika Virus. MEDIC believes this new test is the best way to prevent the possible spread of the Zika Virus through a blood transfusion and to ensure that all blood products at our local hospitals are as safe as possible.

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