Blood drives come to St. Croix CountyMay 8 is World Red Cross Day and the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to celebrate by donating lifesaving blood in their communities.
May 8 is World Red Cross Day and the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to celebrate by donating lifesaving blood in their communities. The need is constant. Blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they are coming in and all blood types are currently needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.
Upcoming blood drives include:
St. Croix County
Monday, May 7, 1-7 p.m., St Patrick’s Catholic Church-Hudson, 1500 Vine St., Hudson
Thursday, May 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Keller Williams Realty, 2424 Monetary Blvd., Hudson
Thursday, May 10, noon- 6 p.m., St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson
Monday, May 14, 1- 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Germain, Somerset
Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, noon- 6 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 217 Deronda St., Amery
For 130 years, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to helping people in need, every day, in communities large and small across the United States. The Red Cross is the only blood collection agency that offers health and safety training, serves as the vital emergency communication link between military personnel and their families at home, teaches disaster preparedness, and responds to disasters of all types and sizes. Join the Red Cross family and make an appointment to donate blood today.
To donate, simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 permission 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.