American Red Cross Ending Blood Drives in Greater Tri-Cities Region

After careful consideration, the Carolinas Blood Services Region has decided that effective July 1, 2019, the Red Cross will no longer conduct blood drives in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties in northeast Tennessee. This decision is in response to a continued industry-wide decline in the demand for blood products and the need for consolidation of operations to ensure we can deliver cost-effective and reliable products and services for patients in need.

The closure of the Johnson City Blood Donation Center and surrounding community blood drives will not impact the services we provide to local communities on a daily basis. We will remain committed to those we serve and continue to deliver our lifesaving Red Cross mission by providing disaster relief and assistance, health and safety education and training and support and services for military members and their families.