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BloodCenter thanks Ozaukee County donors with special Mt. Olympus gift

Milwaukee, Wis. – March 21, 2014 — BloodCenter of Wisconsin is partnering with Mount Olympus Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells to offer a special gift of thanks to blood donors. Attempting donors will receive a Mount Olympus admission pass for four people that can be used between May 24 and July 2, 2014.

The Mount Olympus passes will be given to anyone who attempts to donate at community blood drives during the entire month of April, or at any of BloodCenter’s 12 donor center locations from Friday, April 18 through Saturday, May 3.

All area hospitals, including Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital-Ozaukee, depend on donations from community members to treat patients. Residents in the Ozaukee County area can make a life-saving impact for individuals in need.

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

Anyone 16 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.

Donors in Ozaukee County will have an opportunity to save the day for patients by donating at these upcoming blood drives:

· Cedarburg: Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, W61 N498 Washington Ave.

· Belgium: Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 548 Park St., County Trunk D.

About BloodCenter of Wisconsin

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood services, organ, tissue and marrow donation, diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties as well as providing support to hospitals and patients across the country. BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu.

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