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Critical blood shortage in Wisconsin: Emergency blood drive today 7/17 in West Bend

July 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Today, Wednesday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,the Washington County Employees Blood Drive will be taking place at 333 E. Washington Street. According to Fox6 News:

With below normal summer donations leaving the blood supply at dangerously low levels, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is issuing an emergency appeal for blood donations.

All blood types are needed, but there is less than half a day supply of critically important O-positive and O-negative blood types, which are used in emergency rooms, Flight for Life, and are given to trauma patients. The low levels put patients, and those in traumas, at risk.

This blood drive is open to the general public. To donate blood today, please register in advance HERE. Drop-ins are alsoi welcome. A photo ID is required at the time of registration.

  

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