NEWPORT—MEDIC’s mobile on site team will be at Newport’s Walmart this Friday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MEDIC will be testing blood donors for COVID-19 antibodies at this blood drive as part of an ongoing effort to identify and recruit potential COVID convalescent plasma donors.

This will include a free antibody test for donors only.

MEDIC is not offering a diagnostic test for COVID-19.

All donors must wear a mask or facial covering.

They ask that individuals make an appointment via phone at 865-524-3074 or visit

All donors with appointment will be given first priority in scheduling. Walk-ins are welcomed.

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