History

MEDIC was established in 1958 by Carl Nelson, MD, under the sponsorship of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. Area physicians supported the independent, not-for-profit blood center because they wanted a source of blood from volunteer donors, and they desired centralization of blood collection, testing and distribution. MEDIC’s operational and capital costs are financed by blood supplier processing fees charged to hospitals. MEDIC is the only U.S. blood center which has a Blood Coverage Program covering members’ blood supplier processing fees at any hospital in the country. MEDIC is a member of America’s Blood Centers and is an accredited member of AABB. The center adheres to the blood product safety regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is licensed by the FDA and the State of Tennessee. Today, MEDIC Regional Blood Center is the primary provider of products for the 26 area hospitals listed below in 23 counties in East Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky.

“MEDIC Regional Blood Center is a vital resource in East Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky communities. Our donors are the lifeline for patients in need of transfusions, and we are proud of our role in saving lives.”

H. Alan Watson, FACHE

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WHY CHOOSE US

Our Mission

To enhance the well-being of the community by providing a safe, adequate and economical supply of blood and blood-related products.

Our Vision

To be an essential and vital community resource dedicated to saving, extending, and improving lives.

Our Values

Professionalism – Respect – Integrity – Dedication – Excellence

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