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American Red Cross Hosts ‘Football on the Frozen Tundra’ Blood Drives

Badger-Hawkeye

January 3, 2012
 

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is known for frigid winter temperatures and loyal football fans. This month, the American Red Cross is encouraging Packers fans to donate blood at the Football on the Frozen Tundra Blood Drives. Donors can help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter and show support for their favorite football team as they head into the playoff season. All presenting donors will receive a special Red Cross Frozen Tundra t-shirt while supplies last.

Each day, approximately 44,000 units of blood are needed for patients in the United States.  Giving blood only takes about an hour of time but can make a game-changing difference for those in need of a lifesaving blood transfusion.

“The blood supply is particularly vulnerable to periodic shortages during the winter months due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services Region. “This is a great opportunity for Wisconsin residents to give back to area patients while showing their support for the Packers.”

Football on the Frozen Tundra Blood Donation Opportunities

(All presenting donors will receive a special Red Cross Frozen Tundra t-shirt while supplies last)

1/3/2012      1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Waukesha Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee

                      1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

                      11:00 am- 6:00 pm, Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

                      1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Green Bay Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave, Green Bay

 

1/4/2012      1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Waukesha Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee

                      1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

                      8:00 am- 1:00 pm, Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

                      2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Green Bay Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave, Green Bay

 

1/5/2012      1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Waukesha Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee

                      1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

                      11:00 am- 6:00 pm, Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

                      1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Green Bay Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave, Green Bay

 

1/6/2012      8:00 am- 1:30 pm, Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

                      8:00 am- 1:00 pm, Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

                      9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Green Bay Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave, Green Bay

 

1/7/2012      7:30 am- 1:00 pm, Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

                      8:00 am- 12:00 pm, Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

                      8:00 am- 12:00 pm, Green Bay Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave, Green Bay

 

1/9/2012      9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Corix Utilities, 11020 W Plank Ct, Wauwatosa

1/11/2012   11:30 am- 3:30 pm, Red Cross Northeast Wisconsin Chapter, 515 S Washburn St, Suite 201, Oshkosh

1/12/2012   11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Red Cross Sheboygan Chapter, 2032 Erie Ave, Sheboygan

 

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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. 

About the American Red Cross

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

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