Freebie for blood donors

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- It's a difficult time of year for local blood donations and now Medic Regional Blood Centers needs your help.

O negative blood is the universal blood type and is high demand after a very slow December. The demand is so high that Medic Regional Blood Center only has 24 units of blood for over 20 area hospitals.

Interested in helping? Well you're in luck because today they are offering a special incentive for anyone who donates blood.

Mike Prowell, of Medic Regional Blood Center says ""Today we are giving Regal Cinema movie tickets to donors that come in. We are open till 6:30 today and we have blood drives out in the community."

Mike also says that this time of year is always slow and any help would be appreciated.

You can find mobile blood donation centers around town today at the following locations:

Claiborne County Hospital 1850 Old Knoxville Hwy. Tazewell TN
10:00 am 6:00 pm Conference Room

Food City - Dandridge Food City Shopping Center Dandridge TN
10:00 am 6:00 pm Medic Mobile

Lowe's - Greeneville 2375 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy Greeneville TN
10:00 am 6:00 pm Medic Mobile

Lowe's - South Knoxville 2520 Mountain Grove Rd. Knoxville TN
10:00 am 6:00 pm Medic Mobile

National Fitness Center - Morristown Morristown TN
10:00 am 4:00 pm Inside

Wal-Mart - Newport 1075 Cosby Highway Newport TN
10:00 am 6:00 pm Parking Lot at Front of Building

Wal-Mart - Sevierville 1414 Parkway Sevierville TN
10:00 am 6:00 pm Parking Lot


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