Marsh Regional Blood Center is in critical need of Type O Negative Blood!

September 21, 2009City News.JPG


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.  Type O 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 local locations:

Kingsport Location
Julia Davis Collection Center
102 E Ravine Road
Kingsport, TN  37660

Bristol Location
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.

Kingsport Contact Info


1st Floor, City Hall


225 West Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660



(423) 229-9400


(423) 229-9350