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Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities in Our Area

Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 --- 11:51 a.m.

Press Release from the American Red Cross:

MADISON, Wis. (Jan. 16, 2013) — Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Through the dedication of blood donors, the Red Cross can be prepared day in and day out, no matter when or where blood is needed.

Readily available blood helps save the lives of people like David Zien, who was on his way home on his motorcycle when the SUV in front of him lost control during a lane change and flipped onto its side, sending Zien nearly 350 feet. He was transported by helicopter to a hospital, where he received 32 pints of blood. Today, Zien says he attributes much of his survival to the generosity of blood donors.

All blood types are currently needed. For more information and to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Columbia County
Feb. 1 from 12-6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 130 Locust St. in Lodi, Wis.
Feb. 7 from 2-6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 318 S. Main St. in Pardeeville, Wis.

Dane County
Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, 700 S. Park St. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 4 from 2-6 p.m. at St. Mary of Lourdes, 221 Frederick St. in Belleville, Wis.
Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WPPI Energy, 1425 Corporate Center Drive in Sun Prairie, Wis.
Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 4 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 5 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at American Family East Regional Building, 302 N. Walbridge in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Risser Justice Center, 120 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 5 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 6 from 2-6 p.m. at Verona Public Library, 500 Silent St. in Verona, Wis.
Feb. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at University of Wisconsin Extension Dane County, 1 Fen Oak Court in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 6 from 2-5 p.m. at Madison Country Day School, 5606 River Road in Waunakee, Wis.
Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Community Center, 611 Eagle Heights in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 6 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Globe University, 4901 Eastpark Blvd. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 7 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 8 from 1-6 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 315 E. Main in Mount Horeb, Wis.
Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 701 Bear Claw Way in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 11 from 12-6 p.m. at University of Wisconsin Sellery Hall, 821 W. Johnson St. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at University of Wisconsin Health West Clinic, 451 Junction Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 12 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 13 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cambridge High School, 403 Bluejay Way in Cambridge, Wis.
Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East High School, 2222 E. Washington Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 14 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St. in Stoughton, Wis.
Feb. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.

Green County
Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brodhead High School, 2501 W. Fifth Ave. in Brodhead, Wis.
Feb. 8 from 1-5 p.m. at Zwingli United Church of Christ, 416 E. Lake Ave. in Monticello, Wis.

Iowa County
Feb. 1 from 2-6 p.m. at American Legion, 101 Wood St. in Barneveld, Wis.

Rock County
Feb. 7 from 12-6 p.m. at Creekside Place Community Center, 102 Maple St. in Evansville, Wis.
Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 S. County Road G in Janesville, Wis.

Sauk County
Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 727 Eighth St. in Baraboo, Wis.

Stephenson County
Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2600 W. Pearl City Road in Freeport, Ill.

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. 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 consent 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
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.


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