MEDIC Regional Blood Center to Celebrate National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have critically low inventory for these blood types:

                        O Negative

                        A Negative

                        MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have low inventory for:

                        O Positive

                        A Positive

National Blood Donor Month: January 1 – 31

Inventory Needs: Immediate

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 – 79 S. Main Street

                        Location Hours, directions and Mobile Blood Drive List:

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.

MEDIC is allowing whole blood walk-in donors.

                           Appointments are available and can be made to donate whole blood online at using the donate link.

Appointments are required for Platelet and COVID Convalescent Plasma donations. Appointments can also be made by calling 865-524-3074.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has seen an increase in demand for blood products is not seeing the donors needed to fulfill inventory needs.    

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

Additionally, MEDIC is not affiliated with American Red Cross in any way. Any products donated through ARC do not stay in our area – only products donated through MEDIC help your neighbors.

Donors will receive a special edition MEDIC Gift, $10 E-Gift Card (delivered via email), Petro’s Coupon, and a Texas Roadhouse Appetizer coupon.

Facebook: @medicblood

                           Twitter: @medicblood

                           Instagram: @medicbloodcenter




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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