Knoxville, TN--With the Labor Day holiday coming up, Medic Regional Blood Center is preparing to get ahead of the anticipated need for blood.
Medic’s facility is closed on Labor Day which means no collections coming in for our area hospitals, however, shipments will still go out to area hospitals. In order to boost collections ahead of the holiday, Medic will offer all donors at any location on Thursday, August 28 a free Regal Cinema movie pass.
The blood collected on Thursday will be tested and hospital-ready in the event of any emergencies that may take place on Labor Day. Statistics show the need for blood can increase during holiday weekends due to a possible increase in accidents. And, this is a Tailgate Party themed blood drive and all donors will also get a game day t-shirt.
Several locations for donor convenience in hopes of a strong day of collections for the community blood center.
· 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am – 6:3pm · 11000 Kingston Pike/Farragut, 9am – 7pm · Texas Roadhouse, 3071 Kinzel Way, Knoxville, 11am to 7pm · Food City, 2946 Winfield Dunn Drive, Kodak, 11am to 7pm · Food City, 508 East Tri-County Blvd, Oliver Springs, 11am to 7pm · Texas Roadhouse, 334 Fountain View Circle, Alcoa, 11am to 7pm · CVS Pharmacy, 2008 W. Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown, 11:30 to 3:30pm · Carson Newman University, Student Center, Jefferson City, 10 am to 6pm
Donors visiting the Medic Headquarters on Ailor Avenue will be treated to a Free Petro’s lunch from 11am – 2pm.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more (16 year-olds weighing 120 pounds or more can donate but must have parental consent) and all donors must have positive identification.
Bazillion Blooms is a community-wide dogwood tree-planting program to beautify our East Tennessee communities, improve the health of our environment and foster community support and pride in our beloved native dogwood.
Our goal is to restore dogwoods to their former vitality in Knox and surrounding counties. Over the years, dogwoods have died out due to disease, development and neglect. Our dogwoods are battling to survive. In the last five years, more than 6,550 dogwood trees have been planted in East Tennessee through the Bazillion Blooms program!
Not quite sure how to plant or care for bareroot dogwood trees – other than you know you need to plant in December and that they need water? Check out these tree planting instructions or check out this great five-minute video by Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s Brian Campbell & Mathew McMillan!