September 21, 2009
Kingsport - Marsh Regional Blood Center is in critical need of Type O Negative
blood. There is a constant, often critical need for type O blood.
negative donors have the universal blood type and their red cells can
be safely transfused to any patient.
MRBC is the local blood supplier for our region supplying 22 hospitals
throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Due to lack of
donations the blood bank is running extremely low on Type O Negative
Blood. If you have Type O Negative Blood, or know anyone who has this
rare blood type, please consider helping the Marsh Regional Blood
Center. Lives may depend on it.
If you have Type O Negative blood, then you are a universal donor,
which means that anyone can use your blood in case of an emergency.
Consider bringing a friend or family member to donate with you. Since
blood type is inherited, your family members may be lifesaving type O
donors too! To donate, please contact or drop by one of the following
Julia Davis Collection Center
102 E Ravine Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
Bristol Regional Medical Center
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
Donor Center Hours:
Monday’s and Thursday’s 10:30A – 6:00P
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 8:30A – 4:00P
For further information on how someone can donate blood or if to
find a blood drive that is close to them, they can go to
or call 423-224-5888.