In an effort to boost slumping summer blood donations, BloodCenter of Wisconsin is offering Wisconsin State Fair tickets to blood donors through August 11. Donors will receive a free state fair ticket by giving blood at one of BloodCenter’s local donor centers:
- 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 are asked to mention “summer” when making their appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO or (414) 937-6199, or by entering “summer” into the comment box on the confirmation page during online registration.
BloodCenter’s "Give Blood, Go Free" promotion is an effort to increase blood donations during busy summer months when donations dip because of summer travel and fewer school and community drives. BloodCenter must see at least 800 donors each day in order to meet the needs of the hospitals it serves.
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. For more information, call 1-877-BE-A-HERO or visit the center's website.
Editor's Note: This information was provided via the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.