To restock the supply — especially for O-negative, A-negative and B-negative blood types — Marsh Regional is encouraging all eligible blood donors to visit its collection centers or area blood drives to give blood as soon as possible.
Marsh has been the largest hometown supplier of blood and blood products in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for 70 years, serving 17 medical facilities, four cancer centers and four air rescue aircraft. This move will add nine more medical facilities to the list of ones Marsh currently serves.
Julia Davis has worked at the Marsh Regional Blood Center for more than 50 years, serving multiple generations of blood donors throughout the Tri-Cities region. Marsh held a retirement party for Julia on Thursday with her official retirement taking place later this year.
“One out of every three units of blood we collect comes from a high school student. That number is a remarkable testament to the giving nature of our young people in this region,” Marsh Director Don Campbell said.
KINGSPORT — January is National Blood Donor Month. In case you’ve never donated before, now might be the time for you to consider giving to the Marsh Regional Blood Center. Marsh has been the largest hometown supplier of blood and blood products in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for 70 years.
KINGSPORT — Two Church Circle churches are gearing up for a little friendly competition at Marsh Regional Blood Center. First Broad Street United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Kingsport will square off in a blood drive next Tuesday and Wednesday.