MEDIC Regional Blood Center Continues to Need O Positive and A Positive Donors

MEDIC Giving Away $500 E-Gift Card 

MEDIC Regional Blood Centerhas an immediate, critical need for:  O Positive and A Positive donors

MEDIC is celebrating National Volunteer Week all month. Each week, donors will be automatically entered to win a $500 E-Gift Card. One winner will be randomly drawn each Monday this month (4/19 and 4/26). 

You can make these donations at ALL MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers and Community Drives: 

Downtown Knoxville – 1601 Ailor Avenue 

Farragut – 11000 Kingston Pike 

Athens – 213 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 104 

Crossville – 96 Hayes Street, Suite 204 

Location Hours, directions, andMobile Blood Drive List medicblood.org 

MEDIC’s O Positive inventory level remains unstable and is currently critically low. Critical means that there are less than a two-day supply.   

As a reminder, the blood, platelets, and plasma products on the shelves now is what would be used in a trauma event and it takes at least three days for donated blood to be processed and ready for distribution.  

All donors will receive a MEDIC gift and Texas Roadhouse coupon. All donors are automatically entered to win the $500 E-Gift Card.  

Note: MEDIC is requiring all donors to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one.  

Appointments are preferred. There is limited availability for walk-in donors. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link or by calling 865-524-3074. 

MEDIC is an independent, nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with the American Red Cross. Products donated through MEDIC truly help community members in East TN and Southeastern Kentucky. Donate local, save local.  

www.medicblood.org 

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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