Blood drive set for Sept. 15

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is making it easy for Kenosha County residents to give back to their community through an upcoming blood drive.

The drive is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at Wilmot Masonic Lodge #241, 30702 Fox River Road. To make an appointment, visit Donors can also schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376) or (414) 937-6199. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Hospitals, including Aurora Medical Center-Kenosha and United Hospital System-Kenosha Medical Center, have come to rely on BloodCenter of Wisconsin for a steady supply of blood to treat their patients. BloodCenter must see at least 800 donors each day in order to meet the needs of the hospitals it serves.

Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.

For more information, call 1-877-BE-A-HERO or visit

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a private, not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood services, organ and tissue recovery, marrow donation and education, diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties. BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise.


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