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Support the Badgers and Area Patients by Donating Blood

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December 20, 2011
 

You don’t need to score the game-winning touchdown to be considered an MVP. By donating blood, football fans can become all-stars for patients in the community and across the country.  This week, Badger fans can show support for their favorite college football team and help ensure a sufficient blood supply heading into the New Year.  

Giving blood only takes about an hour of your time, but can make a game-changing difference for patients in need. All presenting donors will receive a special Red Cross Badger fan t-shirt, while supplies last, and can enjoy special tailgating treats. All blood types are currently needed, especially type O negative.

“Inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can make it challenging to maintain a stable blood supply through the winter months,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services Region. “This blood drive is a great way for Madison-area residents to help patients in need while showing their support for the Badger football team.”

Badger Fans Blood Donation Opportunities

12/27/2011    1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison, WI

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

                        1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Waukesha Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI

12/28/2011    1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison, WI

                        1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Waukesha Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI

12/29/2011    1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison, WI

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

                        1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Waukesha Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI

                        9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Bellin Health, 1630 Comanche Rd, Green Bay, WI

12/30/2011    8:00 am- 1:30 pm, Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison, WI

                        8:00 am- 1:30 pm, Madison West Blood Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison, WI

                        11:00 am- 4:00 pm, Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI

12/31/2011    7:30 am- 1:00 pm, Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison, WI

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

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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