Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin hosts July drives in Milwaukee County
All attempting blood donors will receive one free ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair
Milwaukee – June 28, 2019 – Together, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin and blood donors across the state make a life-saving impact through the gift of blood donation. Patients in need of blood tomorrow rely on the generosity of blood donors today.
Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is calling on the community to make a life-saving donation this July. Donations of all blood types are needed, but especially type O negative blood, which is the universal blood type given to patients in emergency situations and those undergoing surgery.
Milwaukee County blood donors can help patients in need at Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin’s upcoming blood drives:
- Saturday, July 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish, 7474 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa
- Tuesday, July 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at US Bank, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
During July, all attempting blood donors will receive one free ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair. Tickets are available at these community drives and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin donor centers. Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376) or visiting versiti.org/BCW.
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.
About Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin
Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin 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. We advance patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. The collective efforts of Versiti affiliates result in improved patient outcomes, expanded access to care, and cost efficiencies for healthcare systems nationwide. For more information, visit versiti.org/BCW.
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