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Annual UT vs FL blood drive returns despite game change

Though the much loved game moved to December, organizers are hosting the annual blood drive competition Sept. 21 through Sept. 25.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee and Florida may not be meeting on the field until December but you can get an early start on that rivalry by donating blood.

The annual UT vs. FL blood drive competition is taking place from Sept. 21 through Sept. 25 despite a date change for that game. 

Although the game moved, MEDIC Regional Blood Center and LifeSouth Blood Centers will still battle it out to see who can collect the most blood and blood related products. 

Donors can visit any one of the four donor centers or any community drive to donate. A full list of blood drives, locations and times can be found at www.medicblood.org/donate.

All donors will receive a special edition T-Shirt and coupons for Salsarita’s and Texas Roadhouse. Donations continue to be screened for COVID-19 antibodies through Sept. 30.

Donors must wear a mask or face covering and MEDIC continues to see donors by appointment-only at this time.

Donations made locally truly help neighbors in our region. For more information on MEDIC Regional Blood Center, please visit our website at www.medicblood.org or contact Director of Communications and Donor Engagement Kristy Altman at Kaltman@medicblood.org or by phone at 865-524-3074.