The Biggest Party is Getting Bigger

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is preparing to host hundreds of donors at its 12th Annual Parrot Head Party on Thursday, May 26th at its Knoxville Donor Center, 1601 Ailor Avenue, from 8:00am-6:00pm. The event helps MEDIC prepare for Memorial Day weekend and upcoming summer months when blood donations typically decline. “The need for blood never…

Orange and Blue Blood Drive

The University of Tennessee Volunteers easily tamed the University of Kentucky Wildcats in October, but the competition between these rivals isn’t over yet. The 28th Annual Battle of the Orange and Blue is scheduled for November 16th-20th. The event is a partnership between MEDIC Regional Blood Center in Knoxville and the Kentucky Blood Center in…

Tennessee/Florida Competition

While the Tennessee Volunteers are preparing to take on the Florida Gators on September 26th, the competition among fans of both teams is already heating up. Beginning Monday, September 14th, blood donors in Knoxville and Gainesville will be competing to see who can collect the most blood to help their community blood centers. On the…

Free TN Valley Fair Tickets

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is once again teaming up with the Tennessee Valley Fair to offer free fair tickets to all donors. Anyone who donates blood September 8th-September 11th will get one free admission to the Tennessee Valley Fair. Here is a list of all MEDIC blood drives where donors can receive free tickets to…

Free Tickets to the Knoxville Zoo

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is teaming up with the Knoxville Zoo to offer a great incentive to blood donors. On Thursday, August 6th, anyone who donates at a MEDIC blood drive will receive a ticket for one free admission to the Knoxville Zoo. That’s in addition to receiving a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A Sandwich,…

Why AB Blood Is All the Rage

For years you’ve probably heard about the importance of O- blood. It is, after all, the universal donor. Hospitals love it because they can virtually transfuse a unit of O- blood into anyone regardless of their blood type. Even donors with O+ and A+ blood types have been in high demand. Those blood types account for…