Blood drives are scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2023, in Spring Green and Arena, and Tuesday, February 7, 2023, in Lone Rock.
The blood drive in Spring Green will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, located at 237 E Daley. The drive in Arena will run from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Arena Fire/EMS Station, located at 111 David Circle. The Lone Rock blood drive will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lone Rock Community Building, 214 Broadway Street.
Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by visiting the website of the American Red Cross, the organization hosting the blood drives. Appointments can also be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all blood types to schedule a blood donation appointment and give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need for blood donations.
The Red Cross follows COVID-19 safety protocols, including temperature checks, face coverings, and social distancing, to protect donors and staff. Donors are also asked to bring a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), 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.