Blood center seeking donors

11:01 am | January 8, 2013

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming days:

  • Monday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lowe’s, West Stone Drive, Kingsport
  • Monday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., East Tennessee State University, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, Johnson City
  • Monday, Jan. 14, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Sullivan County Justice Center, Blountville
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15, 8:30-11 a.m., Charter Communications, Kingsport
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15, noon-4 p.m., Bank of Tennessee, Wallace Alley Street, Kingsport
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnson City Medical Center, Tennessee Room, Johnson City
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4-7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Bristol
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, Gate City, Va.
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure Chevrolet GMC, Castlewood, Va.
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, Kingsport
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 1-4 p.m., Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, Va.
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 3-6 p.m., Food City, St. Paul, Va.
  • Friday, Jan. 18, 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport
  • Saturday, Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Black Wolf Harley-Davidson, Bristol, Va.

According to a Wellmont press release, Marsh Regional supplies blood to 22 healthcare facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Donors with O-negative blood types, commonly called a universal donor, are especially sought by the center, because their blood can be used for any patient.

To donate blood, individuals must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. People with a cold, sore throat, fever, flu or fever blisters or who are taking antibiotics may not donate. Donors should eat a balanced meal before giving blood.

For more information or to schedule a blood drive at a local business, church, school or community organization, call 423-224-5888 or visit www.marshblood.com.

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