Medic Regional Blood Center is hosting a blood drive at Pellissippi State Community College on Jan. 25, and donors will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win two tickets to Graceland.
The Graceland tickets are part of a special January giveaway from Medic. The gift package, compliments of AAA of East Tennessee, includes a $300 Visa gift card and a $100 gas card. Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley, is a popular tourist attraction in Memphis.
Medic representatives say there is a need for all blood types, but potential donors must meet two criteria: They must be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds.
Donors should not fast prior to arriving. In fact, Medic suggests that donors eat a meal and drink fluids approximately three hours prior to donating. Participants are asked to provide photo identification and a list of all current medications to Medic personnel at the site.
Event hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The mobile unit will be parked in the F-1 lot at the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
Additional information on the donation process, as well as the Graceland giveaway, can be found at www.medicblood.com.
For more information about Pellissippi State, call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or email@example.com.