TN vs KY Launches 34th Annual Blood Drive Competition


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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – In the 34th edition of the Orange and Blue Blood Drive competition, the University of Tennessee (MEDIC Regional Blood Center) takes on the University of Kentucky (Kentucky Blood Center).

The competition will measure who collects the most blood between November 15-19 and Knoxvillians, MEDIC is looking to redeem itself after losing the previous two years. Not only is the competition strong, but MEDIC says this campaign comes at an important time due to the centre’s extremely low status for O Positive, O Negative and B Negative blood groups.

MEDIC encourages donation by offering a special edition t-shirt, a $ 10 e-gift card, several restaurant vouchers and a ticket to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Fantasy of Trees.

Appointments are privileged and donors can make an appointment in one of our four centers (Ailor Ave., Farragut, Athens or Crossville) or make an appointment in one of the mobile trainings. You are welcome to call 865-524-3074 or schedule here.

MEDIC supplies blood to 24 hospitals in 22 counties in Tennessee.

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Donation center and mobile readers

Ailor Avenue – 1601 Ailor Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920
Farragut / Kingston Pike – 11000 Kingston Pike, Ste. 4,
Farragut, TN 37934
Athens – 213 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 104, Athens, TN 37303
Crossville – 96 Hayes Street, Ste. 202, Crossville, TN 38555

On Monday:
Blount Memorial Hospital – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Food City / AJ Hwy – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
UT / Neyland Stadium / Gate 21 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walmart / Morristown – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday:
UT Ag Campus – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UT / Neyland Stadium / Gate 21 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Food City / Tazewell – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kingston Gravel Pit – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday:
Pellissippi / Knoxville State Campus – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Walmart / Sevierville – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UT / Neyland Stadium / Gate 21 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hammer’s / Halls – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday:
Walmart / Jefferson City – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UT Science and Engineering – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UT / Neyland Stadium / Gate 21 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Books-A-Million / Oak Ridge – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday:
Walmart / Newport – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Walmart / Clinton – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UT / Hodges Library – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Walmart / Maryville – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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