MEDIC Urgently Seeks Blood Donors: Critical Shortage of O Negative and O Positive Blood Types

MEDIC is facing a critical shortage of O Negative and O Positive blood types, with less than a two-day supply remaining. The organization is urgently calling on donors to help replenish the stock and ensure that there is enough blood available for those in need.

Incentives for Donors

To encourage donations, MEDIC is offering several promotions throughout the month of June:

  • Beach Towel: All donors will receive a beach towel for their donation throughout June.
  • World Blood Donor Day: On June 14, donors will receive a special tumbler instead of the towel in honor of World Blood Donor Day.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium Ticket: From June 10 to June 14, all successful donors will receive a ticket to Ripley’s Aquarium.

Special Incentives for Platelet Donors

MEDIC also provides specific incentives for platelet donors, including:

  • Daily E-Gift Cards
  • MEDIC Platelet Punch Card Program
  • Daily MEDIC Gift

Platelet donors are required to make an appointment, which can be done by calling 865-521-2684.

How to Donate

Appointments for all donors can be made online at, via the MEDIC app, or by calling 865-524-3074.

Why Your Donation Matters

Donating blood is a simple yet impactful way to save lives. With the current critical shortage of O Negative and O Positive blood types, your donation is more important than ever. Each donation can help save multiple lives, making a profound difference in the community.

MEDIC urges all eligible donors to come forward and help address this urgent need. Your donation can provide critical support to patients in emergency situations, those undergoing surgeries, and individuals receiving treatment for severe illnesses.

Don’t miss this chance to make a difference and receive a special thank-you gift for your generosity. Schedule your appointment today and help MEDIC ensure that blood is available when it is needed most.

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.

Check Also

Amateur Radio “Field Day” – June 22 and 23

The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.