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Emergency need for donors at Red Cross

Jaclyn Brandt

Emergency need for donors at Red Cross

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED Jul 9, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood donors of all blood types, and those with O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to give.

"It’s the blood on the shelves that can save lives when a disaster strikes," said Bobbi Snethen with the Southeast Wisconsin Red Cross.

Nationwide, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June.

“We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet donors to step up and give now,” said Greg Novinska, CEO for the Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. “Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Each day donations come up short, less blood is available for these patients in need.”

The Red Cross said they urgently need donations to ensure an adequate blood supply is available for patients all summer long.

How to Donate Blood

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities

Dodge County
July 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Waupun High School, 801 E. Lincoln in Waupun, Wis.
July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at American Legion, 134 S. Main St. in Mayville, Wis.
July 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at IAM LL873 Union Hall, 258 Barstow St. in Horicon, Wis.

Fond du Lac County
July 10 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ripon High School, 850 Tiger Drive in Ripon, Wis.
July 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakfield Community Center, 130 N. Main St. in Oakfield, Wis.
July 16 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Campbellsport Public Library, 220 N. Helena St. in Campbellsport, Wis.

Jefferson County
July 11 from 1-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 129 N. Watertown St. in Johnson Creek, Wis.

Milwaukee County
July 16 from 1-6 p.m. at YMCA West Suburban, 2420 N. 124th St. in Wauwatosa, Wis.
July 18 from 1-6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6881 S. 51st St. in Franklin, Wis.
July 18 from 12-6 p.m. at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 Kenwood Blvd. in Milwaukee, Wis.

Ozaukee County
July 9 from 2-6 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 420 W. Whitefish Road in Port Washington, Wis.

Sheboygan County
July 10 from 11:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1808 Eastern Ave. in Plymouth, Wis.
July 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Red Cross Sheboygan Chapter, 2032 Erie Ave. in Sheboygan, Wis.
July 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 730 County Road PPP in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
July 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Red Cross Sheboygan Chapter, 2032 Erie Ave. in Sheboygan, Wis.

Walworth County
July 12 from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St. in Elkhorn, Wis.
July 15 from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at East Troy Bible Church, 2660 North St. in East Troy, Wis.

Washington County
July 9 from 2-6 p.m. at Kewaskum High School, 1510 Bilgo Lane in Kewaskum, Wis.
July 17 from 1-6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 819 Schoenhaar Drive in West Bend, Wis.
July 19 from 12-5 p.m. at Hartford Parks & Recreation Department, 125 N. Rural St. in Hartford, Wis.
July 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jackson Community Center, N165 W20330 Hickory Lane in Jackson, Wis.

Waukesha County
July 9 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Waukesha, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.
July 9 from 2-6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave. in Waukesha, Wis.
July 10 from 1-6 p.m. at New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane in New Berlin, Wis.
July 11 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Waukesha, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.
July 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peace United Methodist Church, 12680 W. North Ave. in Brookfield, Wis.
July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road in Pewaukee, Wis.
July 16 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Waukesha, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.
July 18 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Waukesha, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.
July 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bishop’s Woods Office Park, 13555 Bishops Court in Brookfield, Wis.
July 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delafield City Hall, 500 Genesee St. in Delafield, Wis.
July 23 from 1-6 p.m. at Lake Country Lutheran High School, 401 Campus Drive in Hartland, Wis.
July 23 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Waukesha, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.