MEDIC to Expand COVID Convalescent Plasma Collections

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is expanding COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) collections in both their centers and through a mobile collections’ initiative. There is a high demand for CCP and to date, MEDIC has not been able to collect to meet that need. “We have been working with other blood centers through the summer to import…

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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…

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UT vs UF (MEDIC vs. LifeSouth)

Go Vols! Beat Florida! MEDIC Regional Blood Center and LifeSouth Blood Centers are keeping the annual UT vs. FL blood drive competition from September 21st through the 25th. The University of TN vs. University of FL game may have moved to December, but the two blood centers battle year after year to see who can collect…

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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…

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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…

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