Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations

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

  • Monday, March 17, 1-5 p.m., Manitowoc Foodservice, Piney Flats
  • Monday, March 17, 2-6:30 p.m., The Wellness Center, Johnson City
  • Tuesday, March 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Home Shopping Network, Piney Flats
  • Tuesday, March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tazewell Community Hospital, Tazewell, Va.
  • Wednesday, March 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Va.
  • Wednesday, March 19, 5-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, Gate City, Va.
  • Wednesday, March 19, 5-8 p.m., Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Johnson City
  • Thursday, March 20, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Cloudland High School, Roan Mountain
  • Thursday, March 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Flatwoods Job Corps, Coeburn, Va.
  • Friday, March 21, 6-9 a.m., Snap-on, Elizabethton
  • Friday, March 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., J.I. Burton High School, Norton, Va.
  • Friday, March 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Snap-on, Elizabethton

For more than 65 years, Marsh Regional has supplied blood to healthcare facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. As many as three lives may be saved each time a person donates blood, and Marsh Regional urges people to give here and help here.

Donors with an O-negative blood type are particularly welcome, as their blood can be used for any patient.

Those who donate during March will receive a free Marsh Madness T-shirt while supplies last.

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.

In addition to scheduled blood drives, donors are welcome at Marsh Regional’s collection centers: 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport, and 1996 W. State St., Bristol.

For more information about scheduling a blood drive at a local business, church, school or community organization, please call 423-408-7500 or 276-679-4669 or visit www.marshblood.com.