Medic Regional Blood Center hosts a blood drive at Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus on April 2.
The Medic Mobile is scheduled to be at the campus, located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. (U.S. 321), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The community is invited to participate in the blood drive.
Medic, a nonprofit organization, supplies 27 area hospitals with volunteer donations.
Medic representatives say there is a need for all blood types. 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 before arriving. Medic suggests that donors eat a meal and drink fluids approximately three hours prior to donating. Participants also are asked to present photo identification and a list of current medications.