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Giving Blood is Easy as Pie for Red Cross Blood Donors

Badger-Hawkeye

June 28, 2010
 

MADISON, Wis.– This week, blood and platelet donors can volunteer to bring the pie to their summer gatherings. The American Red Cross is celebrating the generosity of blood and platelet donors by offering all presenting donors a free fruit pie from June 30 through July 5, 2010 at participating Red Cross blood donation centers.

“Donating blood is one of the simplest things you can do to help save a patient’s life,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services region. “Each time you donate, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday you have given to their loved one.”

When you donate blood and platelets through the Red Cross, you help provide the gift of life for patients in serious medical need. Make an appointment to donate today and you can change a life, starting with your own.

For more information on platelet donation hours, or to find out if you are eligible to donate platelets, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) and select option 2.

Dubuque Blood Donation Center

2400 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, Iowa

Thursday, July 1 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, July 2 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 3 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

Waterloo Blood Donation Center

2530 University Ave., Waterloo, Iowa

Wednesday, June 30 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 1 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, July 2 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 3 from 8 a.m. to noon

 

Green Bay Blood Donation Center

2131 Deckner Ave., Green Bay, Wis.

Friday, July 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 3 from 8 a.m. to noon

 

La Crosse Blood Donation Center

1427 Hwy 16, La Crosse, Wis.

Friday, July 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 3 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Madison East Blood Donation Center

2109 Zeier Rd., Madison, Wis.

Wednesday, June 30 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 1 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Madison West Blood Donation Center

4860 Sheboygan Ave., Madison, Wis.

Wednesday, June 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 3 from 8 a.m. to noon

 

Stevens Point Blood Donation Center

3201C Main St., Stevens Point, Wis.

Friday, July 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Waukesha Blood Donation Center (whole blood only)
2220 Silvernail Rd., Pewaukee, Wis.

Thursday, July 1 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

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. 

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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