Roll Up Your Sleeve!

Roll Up Your Sleeve!
0 January 5, 2018

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is teaming up with WATE 6 On Your Side , Star 102.1, Food City, and Airport Honda to encourage those in East Tennessee to roll up their sleeves and give lifesaving blood. The annual Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive is January 15th-19th. The event comes as MEDIC struggles to meet the needs of local hospital. Recently, MEDIC has been unable to meet the increasing demand of units of O negative blood from area hospitals.

MEDIC will be holding blood drives at 30 different Food City stores in 16 counties. To help encourage people to donate blood, one person at each Food City hosted blood drive will win a $50 Food City gift card. At the end of the week, every blood donor will be entered into another drawing for a $500 Food City gift card. Additionally, each person who donates blood will receive a MEDIC Roll Up Your Sleeve t-shirt and a coupon for a free appetizer from Texas Roadhouse.

In addition to the locations at Food City stores, WATE 6 On Your Side is also hosting a MEDIC blood drive on Thursday, January 18th from 11:30am-6:30pm. One donor who gives blood there will also win a $50 Food City gift card. Below is a list of all of the Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive locations:

Monday, January 15th

Food City Blaine (180 Rutledge Pike) 5:30am-1pm

Food City Dandridge (123 West Highway 25/70) 11am – 6pm

Food City Harriman (1130 South Roane St) 11:30am – 6:30pm

Food City Oliver Springs (508 E Tri-County Blvd) 12pm – 6pm

Food City Newport (181 Western Plaza) 12pm – 6pm

Food City Maryville West (1610 West Broadway Ave) 11am – 6pm



Tuesday, January 16th

Food City Greeneville (905 Snapps Ferry Rd) 11am – 6pm

Food City Jefferson City (1507 Odell Dr) 11am – 6pm

Food City Tazewell (1410 North Broad St) 11am – 6pm

Food City Clinton Hwy (5078 Clinton Hwy) 11am – 6pm

Food City Clinton (507 S Charles G Seivers Blvd) 11am – 6pm

Food City Maryville East (2135 E Broadway) 11am – 6pm


Wednesday, January 17th

Food City Alcoa (131 N Hall Rd) 11am – 6pm

Food City Deane Hill (284 Morrell Rd) 5:30am – 1pm

Food City Maynardville (4344 Maynardville Hwy) 11am – 6pm

Food City E Morris Blvd (1105 E Morris Blvd) 12pm – 7pm

Food City Strawberry Plains (7510 Asheville Hwy) 11am – 6pm

Food City Kodak (2946 Winfield Dunn Pkwy) 11am – 6pm


Thursday, January 18th

WATE-TV 6 (1306 N Broadway) 11:30am-6:30pm

Food City Pigeon Forge (3625 Parkway) 8:30am – 11:30am

Food City Sevierville (741 Dolly Parton Pkwy) 11am – 6pm

Food City Middlesboro KY (102 North 12th St) 11am – 6pm

Food City Crossville (1180 West Ave) 2pm – 6pm

Food City Fairfield (141 Town Centre Dr) 10am – 12:30pm

Food City Oak Ridge (1199 Oak Ridge Tnpk) 11am – 6pm


Friday, January 19th

Food City Loudon (2799 Highway 72 N) 11am – 6pm

Food City South Knoxville (7608 Mountain Grove) 11am – 6pm

Food City Vonore (2120 Hwy 411) 11am – 6pm

Food City Kingston (1000 Ladd Landing Blvd) 11:30am – 6:30pm

Food City Lafollette (2221 Jacksboro Pike) 11am – 6pm

Food City Powell (7350 Clinton Hwy) 11am – 6pm


Donors can watch WATE 6 On Your Side or listen to Star 102.1 all week for more about this event and the impact blood donors are making in East Tennessee. All donors are encouraged to go to to determine whether they are eligible to give blood.