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 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Walmart, Bristol, Va.
  • Monday, March 31, 3-7 p.m., Snap Fitness, Jonesborough
  • Tuesday, April 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Domtar, Kingsport
  • Tuesday, April 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Bristol Metals, Bristol
  • Wednesday, April 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Buchanan County Department of Social Services, Grundy, Va.
  • Wednesday, April 2, 1:30-4 p.m., Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Va.
  • Thursday, April 3, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m., CenturyLink, Sixth Street, Bristol
  • Thursday, April 3, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, Va.
  • Friday, April 4, 8 a.m.-noon, Strongwell, Bristol, Va.
  • Friday, April 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cherokee High School, Rogersville
  • Saturday, April 5, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Julia Davis Collection Center, Kingsport
  • Sunday, April 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Kingsport

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.

In addition to supplying blood to 17 medical facilities, Marsh Regional distributes scholarships to deserving high school students. Marsh Regional will hold a golf tournament on Friday, April 25, at Warrior's Path Golf Course in Kingsport to raise additional funds for the scholarship program. Please call 423-408-7500 to register or obtain more information.

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.