Blood drives in Kenosha County set for March 15, 16

Throughout the winter months, BloodCenter of Wisconsin continues to have a critical need for life-saving blood donations. Donors of all blood types are needed, but especially O negative blood donors who carry the universal blood type given to patients in emergency situations. Patients in need of blood tomorrow rely on the life-saving generosity of blood donors today.

Kenosha County blood donors can help patients in need at BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s upcoming blood drives:

  • Thursday, March 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kenosha Tremper High School, 8560 26th Ave., Kenosha.
  • Friday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wilmot Union High School, 11112 308th Ave., Wilmot.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376) or visiting www.bcw.edu.

Anyone 17 or older who is in good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Appointments are preferred, 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.

ABloodCenter of Wisconsin, part of Versiti, is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee, that specializes in blood services, esoteric diagnostic testing, organ, tissue and stem cell donation, medical services and leading-edge research. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu and www.versiti.org.

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