Skip The Shirt & Benefit Zoo Knoxville

0 July 7, 2017

  Zoo Knoxville and MEDIC Regional Blood Center are teaming up to gather lifesaving blood and help support the zoo’s mission all month. Normally, donors would receive a free t-shirt after their donation. This month, though, MEDIC is letting people choose to opt out of the free t-shirt and donate the cost of it directly to the zoo to support programs like the Tiger Forest. Last year, the partnership boosted blood donations and raised nearly $5,000 for the zoo. MEDIC said these events are helpful because it’s typically more difficult for them to collect blood for local hospital in July and summer months. For more information on eligibility visit: http://medicblood.org/eligibility/ For a list of locations visit: http://medicblood.org/donate/  

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0 June 26, 2017

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is teaming up with Bruster’s Ice Cream to help save lives this Summer! On June 28th and 29th, MEDIC will be offering Blood Donors a Pint for a Pint – where Donors can donate life-saving blood and receive a Free Pint of Bruster’s Ice Cream, as well as a Free Chick-fil-a Sandwich Coupon and a Free MEDIC T-Shirt. Donors can take advantage of this ‘sweet’ deal by donating blood at any of these locations: Wednesday, June 28th: Bruster’s Ice Cream, 1400 W Broadway Ave Maryville, 11am – 7pm Bruster’s Ice Cream, 906 E. Emory Rd Powell, 11am – 7pm Bruster’s Ice Cream, 1043 Old Cedar Bluff Rd Knoxville, 11am – 7pm Bruster’s Ice Cream, 7670 S. Northshore Dr Knoxville, 11am – 7pm Food City, 7510 Asheville Hwy Knoxville, 2:30pm – 6pm Food City, 7202 Maynardville Pike Knoxville, 9am – 1pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 Northshore Drive Knoxville, 12pm – 6pm MEDIC Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Ave Knoxville, 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike Farragut, 6:30am – 6pm Thursday, June 29th: Bruster’s Ice Cream, 1400 W Broadway Ave Maryville, 11am – 7pm Bruster’s Ice Cream, 906 E. Emory Rd Powell, 11am – 7pm Bruster’s Ice Cream, 1043 Old Cedar Bluff Rd Knoxville, 11am – 7pm Bruster’s Ice Cream, 7670 S. Northshore Dr Knoxville, 11am – 7pm Clinton Physical Therapy, 1921 N Charles G Seivers Blvd, 10am – 4pm Meridian Baptist Church, 6513 Chapman Hwy, 1pm – 7pm University

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0 June 14, 2017

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is excited to announce a partnership with the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge! On June 15th and 16th, MEDIC will be giving each blood donor a ticket to the newly opened Alcatraz East Museum; a crime museum featuring an in-depth look at American crime history, which includes artifacts from lots of different eras and topics, not just the penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. The museum opened in December 2016. This partnership comes at a great time for MEDIC, as blood donations typically decline in the Summer. Donors can get the free ticket by donating at any of these locations: Thursday, June 15th: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 1948 West Morris Blvd. Morristown, 12pm – 7pm TN College of Applied Technology, 910 Miller Ave. Crossville, 8am – 2pm Walmart, 2501 University Commons Way, 1:30pm – 5pm Walmart Maryville, 2410 US Hwy 411 South, 12pm – 6pm Walmart Alcoa, 1030 Hunter’s Crossing Drive, 12pm – 6pm MEDIC Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike Ste 9, 7:30am – 7pm MEDIC Crossville, 79 South Main St, 12pm – 6pm Friday, June 16th: Ace Hardware Newport, 237 East Broadway, 12pm – 7pm Chick-fil-a, 9646 Kingston Pike, 10am – 4pm Fort Loudon Medical Center, 550 Ft Loudon Med Ctr Dr, 12pm – 6pm Kroger Harriman, 1820 Roane State Hwy, 12pm – 6pm Walmart Clinton, 150 Tanner Ln, 12pm – 6pm MEDIC Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Ave, 8

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0 June 13, 2017

Every year on June 14th, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. This year, MEDIC Regional Blood Center has partnered with Nexcare Products, who will be providing special band-aids to donors on World Blood Donor Day! Donors can donate life-saving blood at any of these locations on June 14th: Camelia Trace Apartments, Maryville, 12pm – 6pm Laughlin Healthcare Center, Greeneville, 1:30pm – 4pm Fountainhead College of Technology, Knoxville, 12:30pm – 6:30pm Food City, White Pine, 10:30am – 1pm Walgreens E. AJ Highway, Morristown, 12pm – 6pm MEDIC, Knoxville, 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC, Farragut, 6:30am – 6pm MEDIC, Crossville, 8am – 4pm

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0 June 1, 2017

Five lucky blood donors will receive free tickets to see Luke Bryan in concert in Atlanta in June, plus gas money for the trip! Medic Regional Blood Center will hold daily drawings among those who donate June 5-9 to see who wins. Donors can donate life-saving blood at any of the locations listed below, to be eligible to win: 6/5/17: Fred’s Store (3561 Maynardville Hwy) 11am – 6pm Jefferson Memorial Hospital (110 Hospital Drive) 11am – 6pm Sevierville Post Office (711 Dolly Parton Pkwy) 9am – 3pm Tennova Health & Fitness Center (7540 Dannaher Way) 11am – 5pm MEDIC Knoxville (1601 Ailor Avenue) 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Crossville (79 South Main St) 12pm – 6pm MEDIC Farragut (11000 Kingston Pike Suite 9) 7:30am – 7pm 6/6/17: City of Athens (815 North Jackson St) 12pm – 6pm Food City Clinton (507 S Charles G Seivers Blvd) 12pm – 6pm MEDIC Knoxville (1601 Ailor Avenue) 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Crossville (79 South Main St) 12pm – 6pm MEDIC Farragut (11000 Kingston Pike Suite 9) 7:30am – 7pm 6/7/17: Check Advance Knoxville (2427 Callahan Drive) 1:30pm – 6pm Humana (2160 Lakeside Center Way) 9am – 12pm Rural King Halls (7340 Norris Fwy) 9am – 12pm MEDIC Knoxville (1601 Ailor Avenue) 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Crossville (79 South Main St) 8am – 4pm MEDIC Farragut (11000 Kingston Pike Suite 9) 6:30am – 6pm 6/8/17: Fresh N’ Low New Tazewell (917 Main St) 12pm – 6pm Walma

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0 May 16, 2017

The biggest party of the year at MEDIC Regional Blood Center is right around the corner. The 13th Annual Parrot Head Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, and this year’s event is expected to attract more donors than ever before. The annual event at MEDIC’s Knoxville Donor Center at 1601 Ailor Avenue is the official kickoff to summer for the locally based non-profit blood center which serves 28 East Tennessee-area hospitals. The event helps MEDIC prepare for the upcoming summer months when blood donations typically decline. “Although we usually see fewer donations, the demand from our local hospitals remains unchanged, and this year, many blood centers are expecting a nationwide shortage,” said MEDIC spokesperson Benjamin Prijatel. “Our Parrot Head Party is such an important event because it helps ensure we’ll be able to meet the needs of patients at our local hospitals.” The Parrot Head Party includes decorations, music, games, live music, and free food. WNOX’s Frank Murphy will be broadcasting live and Knoxville’s most famous parrot, Einstein, from Zoo Knoxville will be entertaining donors. Donors can come as early as 8am. The food and entertainment begins at 10:30 and continues throughout the afternoon. As a thank you for their lifesaving gift, all donors will receive a limited edition Parrot Head t-shirt, a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A Sandwich, a co

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0 May 1, 2017

We’re teaming up with our friends Titanic museum again this year to thank our donors for their lifesaving work. Donate blood at one of the following locations on Monday and receive a free ticket to the awesome Titanic museum. Walmart Morristown (Davy Crockett Pkwy) Noon-6pm CVS Greeneville (Asheville Highway) Noon-6pm Walmart Maryville – Noon-6pm Walmart Walker Springs – Noon-6pm Norwood Elementary School (Oliver Springs) – Noon-6pm Newport Medical Center – 10am-5pm

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0 March 9, 2017

During the week of March 13th – March 17th, MEDIC Regional Blood Center and Papa Murphy’s Pizza are partnering to provide a Free Large One-Topping Pizza to people who donate blood at select Papa Murphy’s locations! Blood donors will also receive a free T-shirt and a coupon for a free appetizer at Texas Roadhouse! Donate at any of these locations to participate: 3/13: Papa Murphy’s Newport (102 Newport Town Centre) 12pm – 7pm Papa Murphy’s Jefferson City (644 East Broadway Blvd) 12pm – 7pm Papa Murphy’s Fountain City (5214 N. Broadway) 12pm – 7pm 3/14: Papa Murphy’s Cedar Bluff (9205 Middlebrook Pike) 12pm – 7pm 3/15: Papa Murphy’s Farragut (133 Brooklawn St) 11am – 6pm Papa Murphy’s South Knoxville (4409 Chapman Hwy) 11am – 6pm Papa Murphy’s Maryville (2602 US Hwy 411 South/129) 12pm – 7pm Papa Murphy’s Morristown (2222 West Andrew Johnson Hwy) 12pm – 7pm 3/16: Papa Murphy’s Oak Ridge (1133 Oak Ridge Turnpike) 12pm – 7pm Papa Murphy’s Lenoir City (835 US 321 #2) 12pm – 7pm Papa Murphy’s S.Northshore (9420 S. Northshore Dr.) 11am – 6pm 3/17: Papa Murphy’s Seymour (11516 Chapman Hwy) 12pm – 7pm Papa Murphy’s Alcoa (727 Louisville Rd) 12pm – 7pm

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0 March 9, 2017

MEDIC Regional Blood Center honored the twenty organizations which hosted the largest blood drives in 2016. Collectively, donors from these organizations donated more than more than 6,000 units. That adds up to 10% of MEDIC’s total annual collections. The organizations receiving the highest honor (500+ donations) included UT Battelle, Denso, and Y-12. Each of the twenty organizations sent representatives to a luncheon on Tuesday, March 7th where they were thanked for their tireless work. Attendees heard from Knoxville radio personality Dave Foulk. Foulk received several units of blood during three blood transfusions he underwent as a result of his treatment for colon cancer. He reminded the group that the work they do matters to people like him. “I never in a million years thought I would need a blood transfusion, but there I was,” said Foulk. “And I can tell you it’s much less scary giving blood than it is to receive it.” This luncheon was a first of its kind to thank the companies – and specifically – the individuals at those companies who are responsible for organizing and recruiting donors for their company blood drives. MEDIC hopes to make this an annual event in an effort to thank these organizations for the thousands of lives they touch each year. MEDIC serves 28 hospitals across 23 East Tennessee-are counties.  

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0 February 16, 2017

Thanks to the help of our blood donors, MEDIC Regional Blood Center and our friends at Alumni Hall presented a check to The Pat Summitt Foundation for $14,440! During the week of January 30th to February 3rd, anyone who donated life-saving blood at MEDIC supported Coach Summitt’s legacy – where a $10 donation was made to the foundation for each blood donor that week. Thank you to all of our donors who participated in this event and thank you to Alumni Hall!

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