List of blood drive locations in Chippewa Valley

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 15, 2013) - No matter the season, the need for blood is constant. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion, and around 44,000 pints of blood must be donated every day to meet patient needs.

To emphasize the importance of giving blood year-round, and timed with World Blood Donor Day on June 14, the American Red Cross encourages those eligible to become regular donors, especially during the summer.

Summer is a challenging time to collect enough blood donations to meet patient needs. If at least two more donors give blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer - above what's expected - it will help ensure blood is available for patients at a moment's notice.

A stable blood supply is vital for treating trauma victims, cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and many others.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Barron County
June 12 from 12-6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 300 Stout St. in Chetek, Wis.

Chippewa County
June 7 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 210 S. Sixth St. in Cornell, Wis.
June 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bloomer Middle School, 600 Jackson St. in Bloomer, Wis.
June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chippewa County Courthouse, 711 N. Bridge St. in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Dunn County
June 11 from 12-6 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 1306 Wilcox St. in Menomonie, Wis.
June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar, 2321 Stout Road in Menomonie, Wis.
June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at University of Wisconsin-Stout, 302 10th Ave. East in Menomonie, Wis.

Eau Claire County
June 3 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 4 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 5 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 10 from 1-6 p.m. at Lake Street Methodist Church, 337 Lake St. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 10 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 11 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 12 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 13 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.
June 14 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Red Cross Chippewa Valley, 3485 E. Hamilton Ave. in Eau Claire, Wis.

Pierce County
June 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Flat Pennies Ice Cream, W6442 Highway 35 in Bay City, Wis.
June 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at River Falls Area Hospital, 1629 E. Division St. in River Falls, Wis.
June 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sajan, 625 Whitetail Blvd. in River Falls, Wis.

Price County
June 3 from 1-7 p.m. at American Legion, 274 Third Ave. North in Park Falls, Wis.
June 4 from 12-6 p.m. at Municipal Building, 374 S. Eyder in Phillips, Wis.
June 5 from 2-6 p.m. at Prentice High School, 1025 Town in Prentice, Wis.

Rusk County
June 6 from 12-6 p.m. at Army Reserve Center, 819 Summit Ave. in Ladysmith, Wis.
June 6 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at VFW, 3786 N. Fourth St. in Weyerhaeuser, Wis.
June 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Army Reserve Center, 819 Summit Ave. in Ladysmith, Wis.

St. Croix County
June 3 from 1-6 p.m. at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Drive in Roberts, Wis.
June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baldwin Area Medical Center, 730 10th Ave. in Baldwin, Wis.
June 10 from 12-6 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 615 Maple St. in Glenwood City, Wis.

How to donate blood
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 consent 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.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.


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