BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Jammin’ 98.3 are teaming up to hold the “Fourth Annual Give the Gift of Life Donorship Drive.” The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 N. 6th St., Milwaukee.
The event is designed to encourage more African Americans to become blood, marrow, tissue and organ donors. By doing so, more African Americans will have a better chance at recovery. It has been shown that the success rate of transfusions and transplants increase when these gifts come from members of the same ethnic background.
In appreciation for the support of BloodCenter’s life-saving mission, Jammin’ 98.3 will be offering $20,000 in advertising packages to area non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status. The radio station hopes organizations will encourage their members/ supporters to donate blood or join the organ and tissue registries.
Any eligible organization that registers at least 10 people to donate blood or join the organ and tissue registry will have a chance to win.
To thank donors for their lifesaving gift, Jammin’ 98.3 will give away tickets to the Sesame Street Live show “Can’t Stop Singing,” to the first 50 people who join the organ and tissue registry during the event. The show will run at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thanksgiving weekend. Also, all attempting blood donors will receive a voucher for a pair of tickets to a Milwaukee Bucks game.