Medic schedules blood drive for May 12 in Jefferson City

Medic Regional Blood Center will host a mobile blood drive at Tractor Supply in Jefferson City on Tuesday, May 12th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donors are asked to make an appointment to be seen by visiting www.medicblood.org under the Donate tab or calling 865-524-3074.

Appointment scheduling is one of several efforts to help MEDIC be compliant with social distancing rules and for increase time efficiency for the donor. Walk-ins will be allowed to donate but may be asked to wait in their vehicle while priority is given to those with an appointment.  Donors are also asked to wear a facial mask while going through the donation process. Masks will not be provided.

Currently MEDIC is low in inventory on blood types A positive, A negative, O positive and O negative. Eligible donors with those blood types are asked to make an appointment.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is a nonprofit organization and the sole provider of blood and blood products for 26 regional hospitals. For more information on MEDIC’s response and action to COVID-19  please visit www.medicblood.org/coronavirus.