Press Release

22nd Annual 'Season of Giving’ Blood Drive Returns to the Milwaukee County Zoo; Dec. 27 & 28

Milwaukee — December 20, 2022

Donors have a chance to win an SUV while also helping local patients in need this holiday season

'Tis the season to donate blood – the greatest gift for a patient in need! Join Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin for the 22nd annual Season of Giving Blood Drive at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Dec. 28. Versiti hopes to welcome more than 500 donors, potentially saving up to 1,500 local patients in need of lifesaving blood.

As a token of gratitude, all attempting donors will receive free same-day zoo admission, a ticket for a future visit, a $15 e-gift card and a coupon for a festive Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

All donors will also automatically be entered into Versiti’s Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes to win an SUV.

To make an appointment, call 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376) or visit Versiti.org. Details below:

WHEN:

Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226)

Peck Welcome Center

FREE parking on-site

As families plan for their winter festivities, schools go on holiday break, and employees take well-deserved time off, blood donation is not always top of mind. Unfortunately, the need for blood does not take a holiday.

Anyone 17 or older who is in good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

For additional information about the Drive to Save Lives sweepstakes, including how to enter without a blood donation, please visit the sweepstakes webpage at https://tinyurl.com/yu7b4ma9 and see the official rules at https://tinyurl.com/3dp64tfj.

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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 products and services. For more information, visit versiti.org/WI.

 
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