Roll Up Your Sleeve Week: Blood donations total 1,181 blood donors & 164 first-time donors


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Medic Regional Blood Center is now reporting the totals for this year’s Roll Up Your Sleeve Week.

The event lasted Jan. 18-22.

  • 1,377 registered donors (includes blood, platelet, and plasma)
  • 1,181 total blood donors
  • 164 first-time donors

Even with the pandemic, and everything else going on, 2021’s totals matched dead even with 2020’s numbers.

Medic Regional Blood Center says thank you to all who donated and calls this event a success.

WATE 6 On Your Side partnered with agency for this event, along with Food City.

If you missed this week’s event, there’s still a chance to donate.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made online at or by calling 865-524-3074. MEDIC is requiring all donors to wear a mask or face covering. One will be provided if needed.

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