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MEDIA ADVISORY: Tennessee Health Commissioner Blood Donation

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 06:28pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP will donate blood on Friday, March 20 at the Nashville Area American Red Cross at 2201 Charlotte Ave. in Nashville.

The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for blood donations as the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to impact communities in Tennessee and across the United States. Blood centers are seeking donors to ensure a sufficient blood supply to support hospital patients in Tennessee. Donations can be made while practicing social distancing and taking other precautions to prevent the spread of illness. All Tennesseans who are eligible to donate blood are encouraged to join this effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the state.

 

Who:                 Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health

                            Joel R. Sullivan, Regional CEO, American Red Cross

What:                Blood donation to support Tennessee hospital patients

When:               Friday, March 20, 10 a.m. CDT

Where:              American Red Cross

                             Nashville Area Regional Headquarters

                              2201 Charlotte Ave.

                              Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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