Blood drive at Twin Lakes American Legion Post 544 on April 28

blood-center-logoBloodCenter of Wisconsin and a local blood donor have joined forces to share an important message with Kenosha County — much like first responders and medical professionals, blood donors truly have the power to save lives. Area residents can help patients in need atBloodCenter of Wisconsin’s upcoming local blood drives:

  • Twin Lakes. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Twin Lakes American Legion Post 544, 989 Legion Dr.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is partnering with Mount Olympus Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells to offer a special gift of thanks to blood donors. Attempting donors at these drives will receive a Mount Olympus admission pass for up to four people that can be used May 23 through July 2, 2015. Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376), or visiting www.bcw.edu or m.bcw.edu on their mobile device.

Anyone 16 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-in donors are also welcome. 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.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood services, organ, tissue and marrow donation, diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties as well as providing support to hospitals and patients across the country. BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu.

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