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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COVID-19 Antibody Testing

MEDIC Regional Blood Center will be screening all donors for COVID-19 Antibodies from August 3rd through the 31st. The antibody screening is a part of our effort to identify COVID Convalescent Plasma donors to increase inventory to meet the demand of our regional hospitals. Test results will be mailed only to those with positive results. All donors in August…

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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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