Time & Pay and the American Red Cross will hold the 6th Annual Time & Pay Blood Drives throughout the month of October. All drives will be held at the Johnson City American Red Cross Blood Center at 818 Sunset Dr. next to Mahoney’s Outfitters.

The Blood Drives, which are all open to the public, will be held:

  • Every Tuesday in October (2:30-7 PM) except 10/18
  • Every Wednesday in October (8 AM- 1PM)
  • Thursday Oct. 6th & Thursday, Oct. 13st (2:30-7 PM)
  • Saturday Oct. 15 (8:30 AM-1PM)
  • Monday Oct.  31st (2:00-6:00 PM)

Time & Pay will give presenting donors the chance to win an Aquarium vacation package for two to Gatlinburg. The drawing will be held in early Nov. The winner will have 1 year to use the package. “We are very pleased with the response our blood drives have received in the past,” said Time & Pay’s CEO Steve Scheu. He added, “We hope people will have just as much fun this year helping the Red Cross and our community with this very critical need.”  Presenting donors will also be entered into a national drawing to win two Delta Air Lines roundtrip tickets.

The Carolinas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, which serves the East Tennessee area provides lifesaving blood to more than 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet patient needs.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet height and weight requirements.

For more information, call Time & Pay at 423-854-9042 or call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment to donate blood.