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Red Cross Green Bay Winter Holiday Blood Drive Dec. 23 and Dec. 27

Give Comfort – Give Joy – Give Blood

Shake up your holiday tradition. Give comfort, give joy, give blood. Join the American Red Cross for the Green Bay Winter Holiday Blood Drive Dec. 23 from 7 a.m. to noon at St. John the Baptist School, 2561 Glendale Ave., and Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ashwaubenon Community Center, 900 Anderson Drive. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins welcomed.

The holiday season is a time for festivities, family and tradition. By giving blood you are able to bond with those you love, make new friends and give a meaningful gift. When you choose to give blood, your gift can bring comfort and hope to hospital patients in need. Give something that means something.

Donating blood with the Red Cross is a simple act of kindness you can do in about an hour. Show your holiday spirit, help someone in need and feel good doing it. Those who have not given recently or those who might have never donated before are encouraged to schedule an appointment.

More than 160 community members typically roll up their sleeve to give blood at the annual Winter Holiday Blood Drive. Since the drive’s inception, 17 years ago, more than 2,100 lifesaving donations have been collected. The Red Cross is thanking those who come to give Dec. 23 at St. John the Baptist School and Dec. 27 at the Ashwaubenon Community Center with an exclusive Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

“We would never be able to host such a successful drive without the incredible support of the community,” said Steve Hansen, Executive Director for the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross. “This is the 17th annual Green Bay Holiday Blood Drive. Year after year the community steps up to help save lives and answers the call for blood donations. We are grateful for those who come out to donate at such a critical time of the year.”

Special thanks go out to our media partners WLUK FOX 11, 105.7 WAPL, 95.9 KISS FM, 104.3 WHBY 103.5, 106.3 FM and 1150 AM for their support in our lifesaving mission.

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.

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.