Life-saving blood donations needed to help patients across Wisconsin
As Valentine’s Day approaches, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin wants you to know that you’re somebody’s type when it comes to blood donation. Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is encouraging community members to schedule lifesaving blood donations by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376) or support one of the local community drives. Donations of all blood types are needed, but especially type O negative blood in the winter months, which is the universal blood type given to patients in emergency situations and those undergoing surgery.
Whitewater blood donors can help patients in need at Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin’s upcoming blood drives:
- Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at UW-Whitewater – Esker Hall, 420 N. Prairie St., Whitewater
- Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at UW-Whitewater – Esker Hall, 420 N. Prairie St., Whitewater
Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376) or visiting versiti.org/Wisconsin. Anyone age 17 or older who is in good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. 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.
Calling all Warhawks! Local hospital patients need your help!
GIVE A PINT, GET A PINT!
Donate blood next Tuesday or Wednesday (Feb 11&12), and as a thank you, get a coupon for a FREE pint of custard from Culver’s (while supplies last) AND a $5 e-gift card* to be redeemed at a store or restaurant of your choice!
Appointments are encouraged to get your Culver’s coupon! Reserve your spot by clicking your preferred date below, replying to this email OR texting 414-520-2399. (Include your preferred date and time.)
UW-WHITEWATER BLOOD DRIVES
Hosted by Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin
Sponsored by Tri Beta Honor Society and Pre-Health Associates of Today
Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12
*E-gift card can be redeemed at your choice of Amazon, Chipotle, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s, Starbucks, Target, Walmart and more! Donors must have a valid email address on file with us prior to their appointment, or update it at the time of their donation.
There is no substitute for human blood. It is precious, perishable, and the need for it is vital. Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is the sole provider of blood to every hospital in southeastern Wisconsin and more than 55 hospitals statewide. We need your help to save the lives of patients in the community!
About Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin
Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee that specializes in blood services, esoteric diagnostic testing, organ, tissue and stem cell donation, medical services and leading-edge research. We advance patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. The collective efforts of Versiti affiliates result in improved patient outcomes, expanded access to care, and cost efficiencies for healthcare systems nationwide. For more information, visitversiti.org/Wisconsin.