Give for Pat Week

Give for Pat Week
0 February 2, 2018

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is once again teaming up with Alumni Hall in an effort to help The Pat Summitt Foundation. In 2017, the three organizations launched a historic partnership to honor former Lady Vols Head Basketball Coach Pat Summitt while also helping the foundation which bears her name. During “Give for Pat Week”, $10 will be donated to The Pat Summitt Foundation for every person who donates lifesaving blood. The money will go directly to help fund patient care, caregiver support, and Alzheimer’s disease clinical research.

Last year the effort resulted in the collection of 1,440 pints of blood and raised $14,440.

During her coaching career, Summitt was a MEDIC blood donor and often promoted the importance of donating blood. “Pat Summitt did so much for the community including MEDIC,” says MEDIC CEO Jim Decker. “Whenever we needed help, she was there. This event is so special because now our blood donors are able to do something for her and her legacy.” This year’s event runs from Monday, February 5th to Friday, February 9th.

Donors can give at any of the following locations:

Monday, February 5th
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)
Laughlin Memorial Hospital 10am – 6pm
Food City Asheville Hwy 10am – 6pm
Walmart Clinton 11am – 6pm
National Fitness Center Maryville 2pm – 8pm
Walgreens New Tazewell 11am – 6pm
Rite Aid Pharmacy Kingston 11am – 6pm

Tuesday, February 6th
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)
Barrette Outdoor Living 7am – 2pm
Walmart Oak Ridge 11am – 6pm
Alumni Hall Turkey Creek 11am – 6pm
Walmart Middlesboro 12pm – 6pm
Lowe’s Harriman 11am – 6pm
Save-A-Lot Wartburg 11am – 6pm

Wednesday, February 7th
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)
Sloan’s of Vonore 11am – 6pm
Rite Aid Pharmacy Maynardville 12pm – 6pm
Dollar General Dandridge 11am – 6pm
Dotson Memorial Baptist Church 1:30pm – 7:30pm
Big Lots Jefferson City 11am – 6pm
First Tennessee Bank Dandridge 10am – 4pm

Thursday, February 8th
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)
Walmart Morristown 10am – 6pm
Walmart Jacksboro 11am – 6pm
First Tennessee Bank Sevierville 9am – 4pm
Methodist Medical Center Oak Ridge 12pm – 6pm
Ft Sanders Regional Medical Center 7am – 3:30pm

Friday, February 9th
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 West AJ Hwy 10am – 6pm
Walmart Newport 10am – 6pm
Hammer’s Halls 11am – 6pm
Midway IGA 11am – 6pm
Old Navy East Town 12pm – 6pm
Blount Memorial Hospital 12pm – 6pm

This year’s goal is $15,000 – or 1,500 donors. Typically, MEDIC sees around 1,100 donors in a week.

“MEDIC Regional Blood Center is such an important difference-maker in our community,” said Patrick Wade, executive director of The Pat Summitt Foundation. “Pat would be grateful for MEDIC’S continued support of the foundation and proud of this partnership.”

Donors are being asked to use the hashtag #GiveForPat on social media when posting pictures of their donation or encouraging other to give.

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