Pellissippi State’s Blount County Campus hosts Medic blood drive

Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus is the location of a Medic Regional Blood Center blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The Medic Mobile is scheduled to be in the front parking lot of the campus, 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., 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 be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds. Medic suggests that donors eat a meal and drink fluids approximately three hours prior to giving blood. Donors should not fast before arriving.

Participants are asked to present photo identification and a list of current medications.

For more questions about donor eligibility, visit www.medicblood.com. For more information about Pellissippi State, call (865) 694-6400 or go to www.pstcc.edu.