Down the street and across the country there are patients in need of lifesaving blood. Area residents can be a summer lifesaver and make a difference in the lives of others by donating blood through the American Red Cross. “Every day, blood is needed for people with blood disorders, cancer patients, transplant recipients, trauma victims and many others,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. “When you give blood, you reach out to help those in need.”
When you roll up your sleeve to donate through the American Red Cross, that single act can turn heartbreak into hope for patients and their families. During the summer, when blood donations tend to slow, eligible blood donors are needed even more. Please schedule an appointment to donate blood today.
Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:
Music Saves Lives Bay View Community Center Blood Drive – Thursday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bay View Community Center, Main Area – 1320 E Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
All presenting donors will receive a VIP Voucher to the Vans Warped Tour.
YMCA Blood Drive – Tuesday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
YMCA, Parking Lot – 2420 N 124th St., Wauwatosa
Music Saves Lives Milwaukee Blood Drive Friday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Best Western Milwaukee Airport – 5105 S Howell Ave., Milwaukee
All presenting donors will receive a VIP Voucher to the Vans Warped Tour. Latino Community Center Blood Drive – Friday, July 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Latino Community Center, Gym – 807 S 14th St., Milwaukee
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.