Pat Summitt Week

0 January 28, 2019

Non-Profits Teaming Up to Honor Pat Summitt’s Legacy

January 25, 2019 – MEDIC Regional Blood Center is rallying its donor base to help The Pat Summitt Foundation in its funding of organizations engaged in patient care, caregiver support, and Alzheimer’s disease clinical research.

Not only was former Lady Vol Coach Pat Summitt a blood donor, she was an advocate for MEDIC and the community blood supply. On countless occasions she worked to promote MEDIC’s mission and motivated her fans to roll up their sleeves.

As a way to say thank you and to recognize Coach Summitt for her accomplishments, MEDIC is asking its blood donors to “Give for Pat”.

From Monday, February 4th through Friday, February 8th, anyone who donates lifesaving blood at any MEDIC blood drive will be supporting Coach Summitt’s legacy. MEDIC will make a $10 donation The Pat Summitt Foundation for every donor who donates blood. MEDIC has set a goal of 1,500 donors.

Donors can give at any of the following locations (full list can also be found online at medicblood.org):

31st Battle of the Orange and Blue Kicks Off November 12th

Break The Streak!

This year’s event is from Monday, November 12th to Friday, November 16th. Fans of the Tennessee Volunteers and the Kentucky Wildcats compete all week to see who can donate the most lifesaving blood. Kentucky has won the past several years. We need everyone’s help to break the streak. Scheduling changes now mean the Kentucky game is now the week before the competition. In recent years, this has meant a decline in blood donations. At its peak, the competition was responsible for over 6,500 blood donations; most recently, only 4,600 donors participated. However, we have faith this year will be the year! All Donors will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, Free Long Sleeve T-Shirt, a Free small pizza from Papa John’s, a Free ticket to the Fantasy of Trees, and a Free Texas Roadhouse Appetizer!   11/12 Food City Asheville Highway Greeneville 10am-6pm Laughlin Memorial Hospital 10am-6pm Methodist Medical Center 11am-6pm Walmart Oneida 9am-5pm MEDIC Knoxville Donor Center 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Farragut Don

0 October 16, 2018

All locations will be closed on October 17, 2018 for employee training.

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0 October 10, 2018

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has made it more convenient for Athens residents to donate blood and save lives with the opening of a center at 213 E. Washington Ave. Dozens of city leaders and medical representatives gathered for the official the grand opening ceremony on October 8th. “We think this is a great opportunity for our organization. We are looking forward to continuing the great relationship with this community,” said Jim Decker, CEO. MEDIC has been providing life-saving blood products to Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens and Etowah for over 30 years. The center opened on October 9th: Tuesday thru Friday 8:30 am -5 pm and the first Saturday of every month 8 am – 12 pm. For more information about hours and scheduling, please call 865-524-3074.

0 September 11, 2018

While the Tennessee Volunteers are preparing to take on the Florida Gators on September 22nd, the competition among fans of both teams is already heating up. Beginning Monday, September 10th, blood donors in Knoxville and Gainesville will be competing to see who can collect the most blood to help their community blood centers. The VOLS have been winning this blood competition each year since 2009! This year, MEDIC is hoping to win on and off the field. To do that, hundreds of donors will need to roll up their sleeves and donate blood at one of our community blood drives. Donors will also receive a Vols T-Shirt, Free Small One-Topping Pizza from Papa John’s, A Free Petro from Petro’s, and a Free Appetizer from Texas Roadhouse! 9/10/18: Food City Greeneville Asheville Highway 10am-6pm Laughlin Memorial Hospital 10am-6pm 9/11/18: Food City- Tazewell 11am-7pm Rural King- Sweetwater 11am-7pm Walmart- Jefferson City 11am-6pm 9/12/18: Pellissippi State Community College Hardin Valley Campus 8:30am – 4pm Walmart – Sevierville 10am – 6pm 9/13/18: Books-A-Million Oak Ridge 10am – 6pm Lowe’s Harriman 10am – 6pm Provision Center for Proton Therapy 8am – 5pm Walmart- Lenoir City 10am-6pm Walmart Oneida 10am – 6pm 9/14/18: Lowe’s- Alcoa 10am-6pm Provision Center for Proton Therapy 7:30am – 4:30pm Walmart – Athens 10am – 6pm Walmart – East Morristown 10am – 6pm Walmart –

0 September 4, 2018

MEDIC is once again partnering with the Tennessee Valley Fair. Anyone who donates lifesaving blood September 4th-7th will receive a ticket for free admission to this year’s fair. Below is a list of locations: Tuesday, September 4th: MEDIC Knoxville Donor Center 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Farragut Donor Center 7:30am – 7pm MEDIC Crossville Donor Center 12pm – 6pm (CDT) Town of Greeneville Public Works 7:30am-11am Maryville College 8am-4pm Ingles-Karns 10am-6pm Food City- Dandridge 11am-6pm Food City- Maynardville 11am-6pm Ingles-Powell 12pm-7pm Laughlin Healthcare Center 12:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday, September 5th: MEDIC Knoxville Donor Center 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Farragut Donor Center 6:30am – 6pm MEDIC Crossville Donor Center 8am – 4pm (CDT) First Tennessee Plaza 9am-4pm South Greene High School 9am-4pm Jefferson Memorial Hospital 10am-5:30pm St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 11am-6pm Dotson Memorial Baptist Church 1pm-8pm Fellowship Baptist Church 1pm-7pm Thursday, September 6th: MEDIC Knoxville Donor Center 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Farragut Donor Center 7:30am – 7pm MEDIC Crosssville Donor Center 12pm – 6pm (CDT) Home Federal Bank- Union Ave 8am-3pm Newport Federal Bank- 9am-4pm Home Federal Bank- Magnolia Ave. 12:30pm-4pm Smoky Mountain Knife Works 12pm-6pm UT Medical Center 12pm-6pm Friday, September 7th: MEDIC Knoxville Donor Center 8am – 6:30pm MEDIC Farragut Donor Cente