Blood Drive in Harriman

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Medic Regional Blood Center is the sole provider of blood for hospitals in the greater East Tennessee area and they depend on volunteer donors to help meet the demand.   Donors who give blood to Medic become Medic members and that membership exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood processing fees if a life-saving transfusion is needed.    This membership benefit can save a family a great deal of money and one donation per year keeps the donor protected; however, this benefit does not include pre-existing conditions.    To become a Medic  member, simply donate blood at any blood drive location.

Donors are always welcome at Medic’s downtown Knoxville location at 1601 Ailor Avenue or at 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut.   Upcoming community drives are also planned.

·         October 7, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, 9am- 5pm, Lower Building Conference Room.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age and weigh 110 pounds or more (16 year-olds weighing 120 pound or more can donate but must have parental consent) and all donors must have positive identification.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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