Upcoming blood donation opportunities with Red Cross

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American Red Cross

American Red Cross

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The American Red Cross encourages people to make blood donation part of their spring ritual.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Fond du Lac County

April 21 from 1-6 p.m. at University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, 400 University Drive in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Jefferson County

April 17 from 1-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 129 N. Watertown St. in Johnson Creek, Wis.

April 21 from 2-6 p.m. at Turner Hall, 301 S. Fourth St. in Watertown, Wis.

April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Turner Hall, 301 S. Fourth St. in Watertown, Wis.

Milwaukee County

April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cardinal Stritch University Clare Hall, 6801 Yates Road in Milwaukee, Wis.

Ozaukee County

April 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Living Hope Lutheran Church, 851 W. Dekora St. in Saukville, Wis.

Racine County

April 17 from 1-6 p.m. at Union Grove Christian School, 417 15th St. in Union Grove, Wis.

Sheboygan County

April 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 2032 Erie Ave. in Sheboygan, Wis.

April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Nicholas Hospital, 3100 Superior Ave. in Sheboygan, Wis.

April 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bethany Reformed Church, 1315 Washington Ave. in Sheboygan, Wis.

April 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 2032 Erie Ave. in Sheboygan, Wis.

April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kohler High School, 333 Upper Road in Kohler, Wis.

Walworth County

April 25 from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Badger High School, 220 E. South St. in Lake Geneva, Wis.

April 29 from 1-6 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 228 Martin St. in Sharon, Wis.

April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Big Foot High School, 401 Devils Lane in Walworth, Wis.

Washington County

April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University of Wisconsin-Washington County, 400 University Drive in West Bend, Wis.

Waukesha County

April 17 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.

April 22 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.

April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St John’s Northwest Military Academy, 1101 N. Genesee St. in Delafield, Wis.

April 23 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, S66W14325 Janesville Road in Muskego, Wis.

April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive in Waukesha, Wis.

April 24 from 1-6 p.m. at Christ the Victor Lutheran Church, 15700 W. Coffee Road in New Berlin, Wis.

April 24 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.

April 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mukwonago YMCA, 245 E. Wolf Run in Mukwonago, Wis.

April 29 from 1-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wis.

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.