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Nashville Predators and hotels hosting Middle Tennessee blood drives

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations, after receiving an estimated 250,000 fewer donations amid canceled blood drives and coronavirus concerns. 

The U.S. Surgeon General says it is still safe to donate blood and he is worried about blood shortages in the future. 

The Red Cross says they have added extra additional precautions at blood drives to keep donors safe and are asking people to schedule appointments to donate blood. 

Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. They have also added the following blood drives, in partnership with the Nashville Predators.  

Nashville Predators Blood Drive* 

4/1/2020: noon – 7 p.m. 

Location 1: Hilton Brentwood Nashville Suites, 9000 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027 

Schedule an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS and entering sponsor code: Preds19

Location 2: Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt Hotel, 2613 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203 

Schedule an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS and entering sponsor code: HolidayInn19

* All presenting donors who pre-schedule an appointment will receive to give blood at one of the Nashville Predators Blood Drive locations will receive a $20 gift card to the Preds Team Store, while supplies last.    

Hilton Brentwood Nashville Suites, 9000 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027 

3/31/2020: 1-7 p.m. 

4/2/2020: 2-7 p.m. 

4/8/2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

4/9/2020: 1-7 p.m. 

Schedule an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS and entering sponsor code: HiltonSuites

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Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

Tennessee Dept. of Health Confirmed Cases

(This only reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST. For updated totals listed by agencies across Tennessee visit WKRN.com)

County# of Cases
Anderson10
Bedford8
Benton4
Bledsoe2
Blount34
Bradley21
Campbell5
Cannon4
Carroll6
Carter3
Cheatham12
Chester6
Claiborne2
Clay1
Cocke1
Coffee4
Cumberland23
Davidson 741
DeKalb5
Dickson22
Dyer7
Fayette18
Fentress1
Franklin12
Gibson8
Giles3
Grainger3
Greene16
Grundy12
Hamblen4
Hamilton70
Hardeman6
Hardin 2
Hawkins9
Haywood2
Henry4
Hickman1
Houston2
Humphreys3
Jackson3
Jefferson6
Johnson2
Knox99
Lauderdale2
Lawrence3
Lewis2
Lincoln5
Loudon13
Macon7
Madison19
Marion16
Marshall4
Maury21
McMinn 3
McNairy3
Meigs2
Monroe6
Montgomery46
Morgan4
Obion2
Overton2
Perry3
Polk3
Putnam52
Roane5
Robertson51
Rutherford140
Scott3
Sequatchie2
Sevier13
Shelby689
Smith3
Stewart1
Sullivan 18
Sumner301
Tipton31
Trousdale7
Unicoi1
Union1
Warren1
Washington22
Wayne2
Weakley1
White2
Williamson239
Wilson 82
Residents of other states/countries218
Pending63
Total Casesas of (4/4/20)3,321

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