Blood drives to be held throughout the region

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

Monday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Haysi High School, Haysi, Virginia.

Monday, Aug. 25, 1-6 p.m., Tempur-Pedic, Duffield, Virginia

Monday, Aug. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Hunter Wright Stadium, Kingsport

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., National College of Business and Technology, Bristol

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Holston Elementary School and Holston Middle School, Blountville

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cumberland Mountain Community Services, Cedar Bluff, Virginia

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 4-8 p.m., Colonial Heights Christian Church, Kingsport

Thursday, Aug. 28, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport

Thursday, Aug. 28, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Pennington Gap, Virginia

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2-6 p.m., Appalachian Community Insurance Agency, Gray

Thursday, Aug. 28, 3-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Weber City, Virginia

Friday, Aug. 29, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport

Friday, Aug. 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Wise County Christian School, Wise, Virginia

Friday, Aug. 29, 1-4 p.m., Sykes, Wise, 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.

Marsh Regional provides blood to Holston Valley Medical Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, Hancock County Hospital, Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Lonesome Pine Hospital, Indian Path Medical Center, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia, Select Specialty Hospital, Buchanan General Hospital, Clinch Valley Medical Center and Tazewell Community Hospital.

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

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