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BloodCenter of Wisconsin hosting 16th annual Season of Giving Blood Drive

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MILWAUKEE — ‘Tis the season to give back, and what better way to give than the gift of life at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s 16 annual Season of Giving Blood Drive.

The annual event will take place on Wednesday, December 28th, and Thursday, December 29th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Peck Welcome Center of the Milwaukee County Zoo — 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee.

Also at the event will be 12-year-old Steven Seraphine from Oconomowoc, along with his family, to share how the generosity of blood donors has given him a second chance at a healthy, happy life. Steven is battling leukemia and receives blood transfusions and platelets that help his body recover from chemotherapy and fight cancer.

Steven Seraphine

Steven Seraphine

“We are very grateful to all of the generous people that donate blood,” says his mom, Anne.

Donors at the Season of Giving blood drive will receive holiday thank you cards.

holiday-card

BloodCenter hopes to see more than 600 donors during the event.  Attempting donors will also receive:

  • Complimentary zoo admission on the day of the drive
  • A complimentary adult zoo ticket for a future date
  • Free parking
  • Free childcare

Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome.  Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate.  The entire process takes about an hour.  Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.

For more information on the 16th annual Season of Giving Blood Drive, CLICK HERE.