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

0 March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 – MEDIC Regional Blood Center partnered with The Pat Summitt Foundation in February to support their mission of funding 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.

From Monday, February 4th through Friday, February 8th, MEDIC committed to donating $10 per blood donation to support Coach Summitt’s legacy. This year’s total donation was $12,280.  

Representatives from the East TN Foundation, Pat Summitt Foundation and MEDIC posed for a photo during the check presentation this morning. Pictured in the photo are (L to R):Darren Ellis, MEDIC; Sunny Biden, The Pat Summitt Foundation; Jessica Renfro, East TN Foundation; Ashley Siferd, East TN Foundation; Kristy Altman, MEDIC; and Jim Decker, MEDIC.

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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 –