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Blood drives slated in Unicoi County

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives the first week of May.
A drive will be held in Erwin on Friday, May 6, from 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at Unicoi County High School.
As many as three lives may be saved each time a person donates blood, and an individual’s blood donation to Marsh Regional stays local to help people in this region. Marsh Regional supplies blood to 22 health care facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
To donate blood, individuals must be at least 17 years old, weigh 120 pounds or more and be in good health. Persons with a cold, sore throat, fever, flu or fever blisters or who are taking antibiotics may not donate. Donors should eat a balanced meal before giving blood.
For more information about scheduling a blood drive at a local business, church, school or community organization, call 24-5888.