Knoxville Zoo is encouraging donors to give blood to the MEDIC Regional Blood Center during the month of August. To kick-off the month-long push, MEDIC and Knoxville Zoo will offer a free admission ticket to Knoxville Zoo for anyone who donates blood at any of MEDIC’s area locations on Thursday, August 6th, 2015.
Donors can also help support Knoxville Zoo’s animal conservation programs. During the month of August, for every donor who opts not to take a blood-drive t-shirt, MEDIC will donate the cost of the shirt to the zoo to support important conservation work, such as the zoo’s world-renowned red panda breeding program and the first Western lowland gorillas ever born in Knoxville.
Locations and hours are:
MEDIC Downtown Donor Center, 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am-6:30
MEDIC Farragut Donor Center, 11000 Kingston Pike, 7:30am-7:00pm
Food City in Powell, 7350 Clinton Highway Noon-7pm*
* Knoxville Zoo ambassador animals at this location from noon until 2:00 p.m.
Food City in Jefferson City, 1507 Odell Drive, Noon-7pm
Fazolli’s Lafollette, 2449 Jacksboro Pike, Noon -7pm
First United Methodist Church, 3316 Kingston Pike, Noon-7pm
Norris Community Center, 20 Chestnut Drive, 9am-3pm
First Tennessee Bank Call Center, 6522 Chapman Highway, 8am-5pm