Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets

Help patients relying on blood transfusions throughout the holidays

As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.

Blood and platelet donations tend to drop more than 20% during holiday weeks, including the days around Thanksgiving. Seasonal illness and the threat of winter weather can add more concern during a time of year that is traditionally hard on the nation’s blood supply.

Give thanks and give back – now is the time to make and keep donation appointments. Book a time to give blood or platelets at RedCrossBlood.org. As a thank-you, all who come to donate Nov. 23-27 will get an exclusive Red Cross beanie, while supplies last. Thanks to our partners at Amazon, all donors who come to give blood Nov. 28-Dec. 15 will receive a $10 Gift card by email.*

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 21-Dec. 15
MI

Menominee

Carney
12/12/2022: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Carney Evangelical Free Church, 52 Church Street

Menominee
12/14/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., LE Jones Co R and D Technology Center, R&D Technology Center, 3711 Tenth St.

Powers
12/21/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., North Central High School, W3795 US Hwy 2/41

Stephenson
12/8/2022: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Stephenson Fire Department, Stephenson Fire Department, W628 Samuel St

WI

Brown

De Pere
11/23/2022: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., St Francis Xavier, 220 S Michigan St
11/25/2022: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Glenmore Community Center, Glenmore Community Center, 5718 Dickinson Rd
12/1/2022: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, 1307 Lourdes Ave
12/6/2022: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., St Norbert College Michel’s Commons, 405 3rd St
12/15/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St Mark Lutheran Church, St Mark Lutheran Church, 2066 Lawrence Dr.
12/21/2022: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Paper Transport, Paper Transport, 1250 Mid Valley

Green Bay
11/21/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
11/21/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., SS Edward & Isidore Parish, 3667 Flintville Rd
11/22/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
11/23/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
11/25/2022: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 3195 S. Ridge Rd.
11/25/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
11/26/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
11/27/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
11/28/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
11/29/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2740 W Mason Street
11/29/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
11/29/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Prince of Peace Church, 3425 Willow Rd
11/30/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., YMCA Howard, 601 Cardinal Ln
11/30/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/2/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/2/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Automobile Gallery and Event Center, 400 S. Adams St.
12/3/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/4/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/5/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/6/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/7/2022: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Delta Air Lines GRB, 2077 Airport Dr.
12/7/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/9/2022: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 3195 S. Ridge Rd.
12/9/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/10/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/11/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/12/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/13/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/14/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 200 S Ashland Ave
12/14/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/15/2022: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Resurrection Church, 333 Hilltop Dr.
12/16/2022: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 3195 S. Ridge Rd.
12/16/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/17/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/18/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/19/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/20/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/21/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave
12/22/2022: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Green Bay Distillery, 835 Mike McCarthy Way
12/23/2022: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., St John the Baptist School, 2561 Glendale Ave
12/23/2022: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Bay Blood Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave

Greenleaf
12/6/2022: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Morrison Town Hall, 3792 Park Road

Pulaski
11/23/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Assumption BVM Church, 124 E Pulaski St
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Calumet

New Holstein
12/19/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., New Holstein Community Center, 1725 Silvermoon Ln
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Door

Fish Creek
12/21/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Gibraltar High School, 3926 St Hwy 42

Sister Bay
12/13/2022: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 2622 S Bayshore Dr
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Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac
11/21/2022: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thrive Church, 79 E 2nd St
11/22/2022: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., American Legion, 500 Fond du Lac Ave
11/22/2022: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion, 500 Fond du Lac Ave
11/25/2022: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., YMCA, 90 W 2nd St
12/13/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Moraine Park Tech Coll, 235 N National Ave

Oakfield
12/2/2022: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Oakfield Community Center, 130 N Main St

Ripon
12/20/2022: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA, 430 Griswold St
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Green Lake

Green Lake
12/7/2022: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Lake High School, 612 Mill St

Markesan
12/14/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St Joseph Catholic Church, 41 Saint Joseph St
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Kewaunee

Kewaunee
12/1/2022: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Kewaunee Community, 1510 Ellis St.

Luxemburg
11/28/2022: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Luxemburg Casco High School, 512 Center Drive
12/22/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Louis School Hall, N8726 County Line Rd
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Manitowoc

Kiel
12/9/2022: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Kiel High School, 210 Raider Heights

Manitowoc
11/30/2022: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Manitowoc Senior Center, Manitowoc Senior Center, 3330 Custer St.
12/15/2022: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Shoreline Credit Union, 4400 Calumet Avenue
12/15/2022: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 2426 North Rapids Road
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Marinette

Coleman
12/14/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Coleman High School, 347 Business 141

Crivitz
12/5/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., New Life Church, 115 US-141

Goodman
11/29/2022: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Goodman Town Hall, 506 Mill St

Marinette
12/1/2022: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pine Tree Mall, 2800 Roosevelt Rd.
12/5/2022: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St Thomas Aquinas Academy, 1200 Main Street
12/7/2022: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Marinette Faith Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran, 4009 Irving St.
12/19/2022: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Holy Family Parish Center, 2715 Taylor
12/20/2022: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Holy Family Parish Center, 2715 Taylor

Niagara
12/7/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Niagara High School, 700 Jefferson Ave

Pembine
11/28/2022: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Beecher Town Hall, W7971 County Rd Z

Peshtigo
11/21/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran, 331 Pine Street

Wausaukee
11/28/2022: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., St Augustine, 507 Church St
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Oconto

Little Suamico
12/12/2022: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., St Johns of Little Suamico, 1253 County Rd J

Oconto
12/20/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oconto County Employees, 301 Washington St

Oconto Falls
12/8/2022: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 165 N Farm Rd

Townsend
12/12/2022: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Townsend Town Hall, 16564 Elm St.
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Outagamie

Appleton
11/21/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Grand Meridian, 2621 N Oneida Street
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Shawano

Bonduel
11/28/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St Paul Lutheran Church, 240 E Green Bay St
12/16/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bonduel High School, 400 W Green Bay St

Shawano
12/2/2022: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Shawano High School, 220 Cty Hwy B
12/5/2022: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Shawano City Hall, Shawano City Hall, 127 S Sawyer St
12/12/2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Life Church, 222 Mills St
12/16/2022: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Church of Latter-day Saints Shawano, 910 E Zingler Ave
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Waupaca

Clintonville
11/22/2022: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Clintonville Lanes, 250 County Hwy I

Iola
12/7/2022: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Community Fitness & Aquatic Center, Adjacent to HS, 445 S Jackson St

New London
12/9/2022: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion, 840 E North Water St

Weyauwega
12/16/2022: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Weyauwega City Hall, 109 E Main St
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Waushara

Wautoma
12/9/2022: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 335 W Prairie St
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Winnebago

Neenah
11/21/2022: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1140 Tullar Rd

Oshkosh
12/5/2022: 11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Algoma United Methodist Church, 1174 Algoma Blvd

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

Amplify Your Impact − Volunteer! 
Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check-in and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience. 

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for a either position, contact [email protected] or visit https://www.redcross.org/volunteertoday.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.