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 March. The need for blood is constant, and recent snow storms and frigid temperatures have caused fewer blood donations and lowered the blood supply. 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:
- Tuesday, March 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank Center, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
- Thursday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cudahy High School, 4950 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy
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.