Parrot Head Days

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is celebrating the unofficial kickoff to summer with its annual Parrot Head event from May 24 – 28. The Parrot Head day has been evolved into a week full of events across the region. The Parrot Head week is meant to kickoff summer and stabilize the region’s blood supply before the…

Orange and Blue 2020

MEDIC Regional Blood Center and Kentucky Blood Center are keeping with tradition and hosting the 33rd Annual Orange and Blue Blood Drive Competition November 16 – 20. The UT/Kentucky game may be behind us, but the tradition continues, and the outcome is more important than ever.    “Both blood centers are dedicated to keeping this…

Summer Cookout

MEDIC Regional Blood Center will host its’ first Summer Cookout Promotion July 20 – 24 and will include a special edition t-shirt, donor incentives and several giveaway items including a grill. Each summer, MEDIC sees a decrease in donations while hospitals have an increased need for blood supplies. The Summer Cookout Promotion will help increase…

MEDIC Regional Blood Center Announces FDA Changes in Donor Deferrals and Increased Demand for COVID Convalescent Plasma Donors

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has updated donor eligibility requirements per FDA approval. The FDA recently evaluated blood donor eligibility criteria and recommended a reduction in deferral time period for several areas. MEDIC Senior Management evaluated and adopted these recommendations.   The following areas are now a 3-month deferral after the last date of exposure: Tattoo…