Give The Gift That Money Can’t Buy: Give Blood, Give Life

Posted Monday, November 21, 2011 --- 8:45 a.m.

Press Release:

Think outside the box this holiday season. The perfect gift is at the nearest American Red Cross blood drive or blood donation center. And, unlike the latest fashion trend, video game or golf club, it costs nothing but an hour of time. When someone donates blood, they give the perfect gift - another hug, another laugh, another smile, another chance - to a patient in need.

All blood types are currently needed. Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs blood. By taking time to donate this winter, you can help the Red Cross ensure a stable blood supply for all patients who need blood products.

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

Blood Donation Opportunities

COLUMBIA COUNTY
12/5/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, North Scott Baptist Church, W4697 Cty Rd E, Pardeeville

12/13/2011, 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm, Columbia Health Care Center, 323 W Monroe St, Wyocena

DANE COUNTY
12/1/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/1/2011, 10:30 am- 3:30 pm, Globe University Madison West, 1345 Deming Way, Middleton

12/1/2011, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/1/2011, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, University of Wisconsin Chadbourne Hall, 420 N Park St, Madison

12/1/2011, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, University of Wisconsin Elizabeth Waters, 1200 Observatory Dr, Madison

12/2/2011, 8:00 am- 1:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/2/2011, 8:00 am- 1:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/2/2011, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel & Student Center, 220 W Gilman St, Madison

12/3/2011, 7:30 am- 1:00 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/3/2011, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/5/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/5/2011, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 1 W Wilson, Madison

12/5/2011, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Operation Fresh Start, 1925 Winnebago St, Madison

12/5/2011, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/6/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/6/2011, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Tommy G Thompson Commerce Center, 201 W Washington Ave, Madison

12/6/2011, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/6/2011, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, McFarland Lutheran Church, 5529 Marsh Rd, McFarland

12/7/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/8/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/8/2011, 8:15 am- 2:15 pm, American Family NHQ Building C, 6000 American Pkwy, Madison

12/8/2011, 8:30 am- 3:00 pm, Zimbrick, 1601 W Beltline Hwy, Madison

12/8/2011, 9:30 am- 3:30 pm, YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W Dayton St, Madison

12/8/2011, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/9/2011, 8:00 am- 1:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/9/2011, 8:00 am- 1:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/9/2011, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Prairie Athletic Club, 1010 N Bird St, Sun Prairie

12/9/2011, 9:30 am- 3:00 pm, WM S Middleton Memorial VA Hosp, 2500 Overlook Terr, Madison

12/10/2011, 7:30 am- 1:00 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/10/2011, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/10/2011, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Intermediate Center School, 200 Hanneman Blvd, Mount Horeb

12/12/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Deerfield High School, 300 Simonson Blvd, Deerfield

12/12/2011, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, University of Wisconsin Hillel, 611 Langdon St, Madison

12/12/2011, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/12/2011, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Madison Area Techinical Coll, 3550 Anderson St, Madison

12/13/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/13/2011, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, US Bank, 1 South Pinckney St, Madison

12/13/2011, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

12/14/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/14/2011, 8:30 am- 3:00 pm, Hill Farm State Transportation Building, 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison

12/15/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, American Red Cross East Madison, 2109 Zeier Rd, Madison

12/15/2011, 9:30 am- 3:30 pm, YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W Dayton St, Madison

12/15/2011, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, American Red Cross West Madison, 4860 Sheboygan Ave, Madison

GREEN COUNTY
12/14/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Monroe Middle School, 1510 13th St, Monroe

ROCK COUNTY
12/6/2011, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Second Congregational Church, 657 Bluff St, Beloit

12/14/2011, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, City of Janesville Municipal Building, 18 N Jackson St, Janesville

SAUK COUNTY
12/9/2011, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, St Pauls Lutheran Church, 727 8th St, Baraboo

12/12/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Fire Department, 101 Main St, La Valle

12/15/2011, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm, Sauk Prairie Hospital, 80 1st St, Prairie du Sac


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