MEDIC Regional Blood Center


MEDIC was established in 1958 by Carl Nelson, MD, under the sponsorship of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. MEDIC is a nonprofit organization and offers a Blood Coverage Program covering members’ blood supplier processing fees at any hospital in the country. MEDIC is an accredited member of AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks) and America’s Blood Centers (ABC). MEDIC is a member of the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) and Blood Centers of America. The center adheres to all blood product safety regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is licensed by the FDA and the State of Tennessee. MEDIC is an independent blood center and is the provider of blood and blood-related products for the 24 area hospitals in 22 counties in East Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky.

MEDIC is rooted in community and partners with several organizations throughout the year on various projects. Additionally, MEDIC offers a High School Donation program and a High School Cord program to recruit and retain young donors.

President & CEO: H. Alan Watson, FACHE
1601 Ailor Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921