KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- The widespread outbreak of the flu in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia has led to a blood shortage in the region.
Officials at Marsh Regional Blood Center said they need the public’s help to replenish the supply.
Those with a cold, sore throat, fever or flu are not allowed to donate blood.
Officials with Marsh said they are in need of O negative, A negative, and B negative blood donors.
You can give blood any time at their blood collection centers in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol.