MEDIC Regional Blood Center will have a blood drive today, Monday, March 23, in front of the Oak Ridge Civic Center.
The drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
“While many are concerned about coronavirus or COVID-19, MEDIC wants the public to know that according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there is no known risk of transmission of COVID-19 through the blood donation process or from blood transfusions,” a press release said.
Blood centers throughout the country are experiencing a significant drop in donations, which is limiting the ability for the nation’s blood supply to be adequately replenished.[Read more…]