Medic Regional Blood Center of Knoxville, Tenn., continues to offer creative incentives for donors willing to take time to give blood during the summer months.
All summer long the community blood center has partnered with Chick-fil-A by offering a coupon for a free sandwich as well as a chance to win a pair of Tennessee Smokies home game tickets.
“In addition to the free sandwich, donors who give blood at any location from July 23 to July 27 will receive one free voucher good for any Tennessee Smokies regular season home game,” explains Christi Fightmaster, Medic’s spokesperson.
Blood donations typically run low during summer months and the blood center has partnered with various community businesses to incentivize donors to take the time to give blood.
“We are just trying to be creative and offer practical incentive items that our donors will enjoy because bottom line is we need their donation,” says Fightmaster.
Donors are always welcome at Medic’s two donor centers: 1601 Ailor Avenue or 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut.The Medic Bloodmobile will conduct community drives on the following dates and locations in Bell County:
• July 25, Middlesboro Coca-Cola Bottling Compapny, Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• July 26, Walgreens in Pineville, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• August 2, Big Lots in Middlesboro, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.