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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Pat Summitt Week

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is rallying blood donors 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 Regional Blood Center and the community blood…

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Roll Up Your Sleeve Week!

MEDIC Regional Blood Center, WATE and Star 102.1 are teaming up and asking community members to “Roll Up Your Sleeve” during the week of January 13th – 17th to assist in restocking the blood bank. Donors can visit one of four donor centers in East Tennessee or one of 27 public mobile drives during the…

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