In The Know with Gino: Blood Assurance Teams Up with The Chattanooga Lookouts For a Blood Drive

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Once again, the stage is set for a friendly “battle” between two blood centers in Tennessee.

Blood Assurance, a Chattanooga-based company, and MEDIC Regional Blood Center, hailing from Knoxville, are locking horns in competition. Joining them in this rivalry are their respective baseball partners, the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Tennessee Smokies. The stakes are high, as the victor would claim not only a trophy but also the coveted bragging rights for the year ahead.

The competition is scheduled to take place from now until June 4th, a crucial period for blood donations. As the summer approaches, the risk of traumatic incidents increases, and historically, the number of donations tend to dwindle after Memorial Day. The timing of the contest couldn’t have been better, providing an opportunity for altruistic donors to step up and save lives in the Chattanooga area.

Blood Assurance has a score to settle from the previous year. In 2022, they had come achingly close to victory but lost to MEDIC by a mere five units of blood. Determined to reclaim the title, Blood Assurance is rallying their supporters, spreading the word about the importance of donating blood and the impact it could have on their community.

This annual competition has become a much-anticipated event, fostering a sense of camaraderie and excitement among the participants. The Chattanooga Lookouts and the Tennessee Smokies add an extra layer of enthusiasm, rallying their fan bases to join the cause. Fans and donors alike eagerly await the opportunity to make a difference and contribute to the overall count.

To sweeten the deal for donors during the month of June, Blood Assurance has prepared a special reward. Those who generously gave blood would receive a tie-dye can insulator/tumbler as a token of appreciation for their selfless act. The promise of this unique gift only adds to the motivation for people to participate.

To ensure a seamless donation process, Blood Assurance provides multiple options for potential donors. They could easily visit their website at, call 800-962-0628, or simply text BAGIVE to 999777 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome, as every contribution matters in this battle against time and dwindling supplies.

To be eligible for donation, individuals must meet certain criteria. They need to be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good health. Donors are encouraged to hydrate well, avoid caffeine, and consume iron-rich meals before their donation to ensure a successful and comfortable experience.
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SOURCE: Chattanoogan