Blood Assurance Extends Hero’s Hunt Typing Day Campaign

Non-profit regional blood center, Blood Assurance, extends its Hero’s Hunt blood typing campaign through the month of April to allow the community additional opportunities to learn their blood type and why it's important. Anyone is able to stop by a Blood Assurance typing station where they may learn their blood type in a couple of minutes with just a simple finger prick rather than actually making a blood donation. The organization will be holding “typing days” at all of its local donor centers throughout April.

Blood Assurance has partnered with many local faces to promote its typing day campaign, known as “Hero’s Hunt,” through a series of lighthearted public service announcements (PSAs) featuring the organization’s Bloodhound mascot, Hero. These familiar faces include: Mayor Andy Berke, Mayor Jim Coppinger, Police Chief Fred Fletcher, Fire Chief Chris Adams and Director of Hamilton County Emergency Services Tony Reavley. Hero the Bloodhound will be readily available at the typing days to take photos with guests who desire to learn their blood type, while he “sniffs out” potential type O negative donors. The O negative blood type is the universal blood type used often in emergency situations, but only 6% of the population has type O negative blood.

The following list contains the remaining scheduled typing days that are open to the public:


EXPO Chattanooga: Convention Center

9 a.m.— 2 p.m.


Gunbarrel Donor Center: 1740 Gunbarrel Rd.

10 a.m.— 2 p.m.


Downtown Donor Center:
705 E 4th St.

10 a.m.— 3 p.m.


Cleveland Donor Center:
201 Keith Street SW

10 a.m.— 2 p.m.


North River/Hixson Donor Center:
1920 Northpoint Blvd. Ste A

10 a.m.— 2 p.m.

For questions about the Blood Assurance typing days, please call 800-962-0628 or visit Share your photos from a Blood Assurance typing day with the hashtag #HeroesHunt. Follow Blood Assurance on social media for behind-the-scenes photos and PSA videos.

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