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BloodCenter of Wis. hosting 12th annual Big League Blood Drive

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — BloodCenter of Wisconsin is inviting the community to save the day for patients in need at its 12th annual Big League Blood Drive. The two-day drive will be held Tuesday, August 27, and Wednesday, August 28, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Miller Park, 1 Brewers Way.

And as a small token of thanks for their life-saving gift, all attempting donors will receive a voucher for two tickets to one of the following Milwaukee Brewers games:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7:10 p.m., against the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:10 p.m., against the Chicago Cubs

Free parking and childcare will be available, and of course, refreshments. Donors should enter Miller Park at the hot corner/T.G.I. Friday’s entrance.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376), visiting www.bcw.edu/appt or m.bcw.edu on their mobile device. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth dates.

Anyone 17 or old 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.

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