Editor's note: The following information is taken from a press release provided by the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin is making it easy for Ozaukee County residents to give back to their community through an upcoming blood drive open to all residents.
The drive is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1193 Lakefield Rd, Grafton. To make an appointment, visit www.bcw.edu/StJohnGrafton1117.
Donors can also schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376) or (414) 937-6199. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-ins are also welcome.
Hospitals, including Aurora Medical Center – Grafton and Columbia St. Mary’s, have come to rely on BloodCenter of Wisconsin for a steady supply of blood to treat their patients. 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 www.bcw.edu.
About BloodCenter of Wisconsin
BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a private, not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood services, organ and tissue recovery, marrow donation and education, diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties. 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.