Blood Drive

Donate Blood March 28, Get Tickets to Nashville Home Show

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee and Williamson Medical Center will host a blood drive with Blood Assurance, the sole provider of blood products for Williamson Health, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors are encouraged to sign up here via the Blood Assurance website for an appointment time, though walk-ins are welcome. 

The March blood drive will be conducted in the Blood Assurance mobile unit in the BJIT parking lot located at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin. Williamson Medical Center and Bone and Joint Institute are both part of Williamson Health, a regional healthcare system based in Williamson County with more than 30 locations. Participants in this month’s blood drive will receive two tickets to the Nashville Home Show and a free “Lucky Lifesaver” t-shirt, while supplies last.

“Less than 10 percent of the eligible population donate blood annually,” said the nonprofit’s media relations coordinator, Max Winitz. “Donating this month helps ensure that lifesaving resources are there for those who need them.”

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.