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Donate blood at BCW, receive a free Summerfest ticket

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — BloodCenter of Wisconsin is recognizing blood donors who help to save the day for patients in our local community and beyond. As a small token of appreciation, BloodCenter invites blood donors to enjoy complimentary admission to Summerfest.

From June 24-29, all attempting donors at BloodCenter’s donor center locations will receive a ticket to Summerfest valid weekdays between noon and 4 p.m., while supplies last. Participating donor center locations include:

  • Brown Deer, 5960 W. Brown Deer Rd.
  • Greenfield, 7210 W. Edgerton Ave.
  • Kenosha, 8064 39th Ave.
  • Milwaukee, 638 N 18th St.
  • Racine, 1120 S. Sunnyslope Rd.
  • Sheboygan, 1018 S. Taylor Dr.
  • Waukesha, 2111 Springdale Rd.
  • Wauwatosa, 8733 Watertown Plank Rd.
  • West Bend, 130 Valley Ave.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376), visiting www.bcw.edu or m.bcw.edu on their mobile device.

Blood donations decrease during busy summer months as donors are focused on travel and events, and fewer school and community drives are held. By donating this summer, donors can be assured they will save the day for patients awaiting surgery, or who’ve suffered traumatic injuries.

Donations of all blood types are needed, but there is an especially great need for O negative and platelet donors. Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. 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.

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