Help save lives! Upcoming blood donation opportunities with Red Cross

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.

Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel. Severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations, but the need for blood remains steady. On average, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood products every day for patients across the country.

Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Dodge County
Waupun
12/15/2014: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Waupun High School, 801 E Lincoln
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Fond du Lac County
Campbellsport
12/8/2014: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Campbellsport High School, 114 W Sheboygan St

Fond du Lac
12/12/2014: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Moraine Park Technical College Building A, 235 N National Ave
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Jefferson County
Johnson Creek
12/11/2014: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St Johns Lutheran Church, 129 N Watertown St
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Milwaukee County
Greendale
12/15/2014: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., College Park Elementary, 5701 W College Ave

Milwaukee
12/4/2014: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Milwaukee Collegiate Academy, 4030 N 29th St
12/5/2014: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., MacDowell Montessori School, 6415 W Mt Vernon Ave.

Oak Creek
12/3/2014: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Nucor Cold Finish, 7200 S 6th St

Wauwatosa
12/2/2014: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., YMCA W Suburban Branch, 2420 N 124th St
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Racine County
Racine
12/12/2014: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S Green Bay Rd
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Sheboygan County
Cedar Grove
12/9/2014: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Faith Reformed Church, 243 S Fourth St

Sheboygan
12/4/2014: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., American Red Cross, 2032 Erie Ave
12/11/2014: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., American Red Cross, 2032 Erie Ave
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Walworth County
Elkhorn
12/3/2014: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Alternative High School, 400 County Rd H

Lake Geneva
12/12/2014: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Cove of Lake Geneva, 111 Center Street
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Washington County
Germantown
12/10/2014: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Germantown High School, W180 N11501 River Ln
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Waukesha County
Brookfield
12/1/2014: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brookfield Central High School, 16900 Gebhardt Rd
12/6/2014: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Vianney Catholic Church, 1755 N Calhoun Rd

Hartland
12/15/2014: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Batteries Plus, 1325 Walnut Ridge Dr

Muskego
12/8/2014: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Preferred Fitness, S74W17009 Janesville Rd

North Lake
12/15/2014: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., North Lake School, N75 W31283 Hwy VV

Pewaukee
12/2/2014: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Rd
12/4/2014: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Rd
12/9/2014: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Rd
12/11/2014: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 2220 Silvernail Rd

Waukesha
12/4/2014: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Campus Center, 100 N East Ave
12/5/2014: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Humana, N19 W24133 Riverwood Dr

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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.