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Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives: April 1-15

Posted Tuesday, March 19, 2013 --- 11:00 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (March 18, 2013) — Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and eggs are hatching. It’s spring, a time of renewal. For hospital patients in need of blood, hope for a fresh start comes from generous donors.

When Matt Deyo was a senior in high school, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor. During his 14-month regimen of aggressive chemotherapy, he received more than 90 units of red blood cells and platelets.

“Being an 18-year-old cancer patient was difficult because my life suddenly took an unexpected detour,” said Deyo, now cancer-free. “But going through that life-changing experience led me down an amazing path and helped me decide to pursue a medical career.”

Spring into action and give hope by giving blood. You just might provide a fresh start for someone like Deyo. To make an appointment or for more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Columbia County
April 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Poynette Iron Works, 209 E. North St. in Poynette, Wis.
April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran School, 430 W. Emmett St. in Portage, Wis.

Dane County
April 1 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 2 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 2 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at American Family Building A, 6000 American Parkway in Madison, Wis.
April 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 3 from 1-6 p.m. at Madison Seventh-day Adventist Church, 910 Femrite Drive in Madison, Wis.
April 3 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood College Drive in Madison, Wis.
April 4 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnson Bank, 525 Junction Road in Madison, Wis.
April 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wis.
April 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prairie Athletic Club, 1010 N. Bird St. in Sun Prairie, Wis.
April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wisconsin Trade Center, 8401 Greenway Blvd. in Middleton, Wis.
April 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wis.
April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at University of Wisconsin Navy ROTC, 1610 University Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 8 from 1-6 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade, 2811 Agriculture Drive in Madison, Wis.
April 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 9 from 1-6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 702 North St. in Sun Prairie, Wis.
April 9 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tri North Builders, 2625 Research Park Drive in Fitchburg, Wis.
April 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University of Wisconsin Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. in Madison, Wis.
April 10 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 11 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University of Wisconsin Medical Science Center, 1300 University Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wis.
April 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 12 from 1-6 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 315 E. Main in Mount Horeb, Wis.
April 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 12 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YoungBlood at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wis.
April 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 15 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Road in Madison, Wis.
April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Madison Area Technical College, 3550 Anderson St. in Madison, Wis.
April 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave. in Madison, Wis.
April 15 from 12-6 p.m. at University of Wisconsin Chadbourne Hall, 420 N. Park St. in Madison, Wis.

Green County
April 1 from 2-6 p.m. at Monroe Church of the Nazarene, W5951 Patina Lane in Monroe, Wis.
April 2 from 12-5:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 405 Ninth Ave. in Brodhead, Wis.

Rock County
April 8 from 1-6 p.m. at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1550 S. Osborne Ave. in Janesville, Wis.
April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2116 Mineral Point in Janesville, Wis.
April 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Red Cross South Central Wisconsin Chapter, 211 N. Parker Drive in Janesville, Wis.

Sauk County
April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harley Davidson, 836 Phillips Blvd. in Sauk City, Wis.

Stephenson County
April 5 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. 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 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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