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, July 14, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Unicoi County Family YMCA, Erwin
  • Tuesday, July 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Clinch River Corp., Claypool Hill, Virginia
  • Tuesday, July 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Home Shopping Network, Piney Flats
  • Tuesday, July 15, 1:30-4 p.m., Clinch Valley Physicians Associates, Claypool Hill, Virginia
  • Wednesday, July 16, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Department of Mines Minerals and Energy, Lebanon, Virginia
  • Wednesday, July 16, 1-4 p.m., Maple Grove Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Lebanon, Virginia
  • Wednesday, July 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Norton, Virginia
  • Wednesday, July 16, 5-8 p.m., Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Johnson City
  • Thursday, July 17, 3-6 p.m., Food City, St. Paul, Virginia
  • Thursday, July 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure Chevrolet GMC, Castlewood, Virginia
  • Thursday, July 17, 7-10 a.m., Virginia Department of Transportation, Bristol, Virginia
  • Friday, July 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,  Highlands Community Services, The Campus, Abingdon, Virginia
  • Friday, July 18, 1-4 p.m., The Robinette Company, Bristol
  • Friday, July 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Elizabethton
  • Saturday, July 19, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Clinchco Volunteer Fire Department, Clinchco, Virginia 

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.

Blood donations are especially important in the summer because activities during this season tend to carry a risk for injury. Donors with an O-negative blood type are particularly welcome, as 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.

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, 423-652-0014 or 276-679-4669 or visit www.marshblood.com.