MEDIC August Promotions

MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to celebrate summer and reward donors with upcoming giveaways and events.

In August, all donors will be eligible to win a $1000 e-gift card (must have valid email to win) and a $5 coupon to The Axe House.

MEDIC is the primary blood product provider for 24 hospitals in 22 counties including UT Medical Center, Covenant Health System hospitals, Tennova hospitals, Blount Memorial, and East TN Children’s Hospital.

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:

  • Special edition tie-dye t-shirt.
  • Texas Roadhouse coupon.
  • Automatic entry in the August $1000 E-Gift Card (redeemable at over 100 major retail organizations) drawing as part of the Save Our Summer initiative.

Other giveaways in August:

  • August 2 – 6 – Daily drawing for a pair of tickets to Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
  • August 12 -13 – Coupon for one-hour of free snow tubing at Pigeon Forge Snow
  • August 13 – Back to School drive at West Town Mall
  • August 23 – 27 – TN Valley Fair Ticket for all donors
  • August 30 – September 5 – First Responder Celebration Week
    • Special edition pin and t-shirt for first responders (first come, first served)
    • Special drives all week

Appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org. Walk-in donors are allowed.

MEDIC is an independent, nonprofit organization. Products donated through MEDIC truly help community members in East TN and Southeastern Kentucky. Products donated through any other collection activity/organization do not stay in East TN or Southeastern Kentucky. Those products are shipped out of the area and nationally.

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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