Sheboygan Fire Dept. Blood Drive- 7/14

Sheboygan Fire Department hosts blood drive and open house this Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sheboygan City Fire Department Headquarters, 1326 N. 25th St., Sheboygan.

Sheboygan-area residents are invited to roll up their sleeves at the community blood drive, sponsored by B93.7 FM, and attend an open house at the fire department headquarters to get a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday operations of the local firefighters.

Currently, the Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.

All presenting donors will receive a free “Pint for a Pint” coupon to be redeemed at Al & Al’s Steinhaus Restaurant for a pint of their favorite beverage.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/news/badgerhawkeye/support-sheboygan-fire-department-and-area-patients-donating-blood

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 (16 with parental permission in some states), 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.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

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