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BloodCenter of Wisconsin to Host Season of Giving Blood Drive at the Milwaukee County Zoo

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Season of Giving Blood Drive: Thursday, Dec. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin invites the local community to give a life-saving gift at its 12th annual Season of Giving Blood Drive. The blood drive takes place on Thursday, Dec. 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held in the Peck Welcome Center of the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee.

BloodCenter asks that families consider making this special blood drive a new holiday tradition. Donating blood during the holiday season can make a profound impact on those in need because it is a time of year when donations often decrease. BloodCenter hopes to see 700 donors during the two-day event.

All attempting donors will receive:

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


By donating blood through BloodCenter of Wisconsin, you are giving a priceless gift to children and adults who are seriously injured, facing surgery or being treated for cancer. 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. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-BE-A-HERO or visit www.bcw.edu.

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