Following several trauma events over the past few weeks, officials with Blood Assurance, which supplies bloods to Williamson Medical Center and other area hospitals, said inventory of blood supply has been nearly depleted in the region.

Officials will be holding blood drives this weekend and are calling for eligible residents to donate blood. While all blood types are accepted, type O-negative blood is particularly needed.

“Blood inventory is critically low,” said Dr. Ted Kieffer, the Middle Tennessee medical director for Blood Assurance, in a release. “Several regional massive transfusions have exhausted the supply. Traumas are also on the rise. We need donors to give blood today to support blood needs of Tennesseans through the weekend.”

Blood Assurance will host blood drives at a mobile site near Williamson Medical Center at 600A Frazier Drive, Ste. 110, Franklin, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on July 16 and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 17.

To be eligible, donors must be in good health and be at least 17 years old—or 16 years old with parental consent—and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Donors can call
800-962-0628 or visit to schedule an appointment.