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BloodCenter thanks Waukesha County donors with special Mt. Olympus gift

Milwaukee, Wis. – March 21, 2014 — BloodCenter of Wisconsin is partnering with Mount Olympus Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells to offer a special gift of thanks to blood donors. Attempting donors will receive a Mount Olympus admission pass for four people that can be used between May 24 and July 2, 2014.

The Mount Olympus passes will be given to anyone who attempts to donate at community blood drives during the entire month of April, or at any of BloodCenter’s 12 donor center locations from Friday, April 18 through Saturday, May 3.

All area hospitals, including Waukesha Memorial Hospital, depend on donations from community members to treat patients. Residents in the Waukesha County area can make a life-saving impact for individuals in need.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376) or by visiting www.bcw.edu or m.bcw.edu on their mobile device. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-in donors are also welcome.

Anyone 16 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.

Donors in Waukesha County will have an opportunity to save the day for patients by donating at the Waukesha Donor Center, 2111 Springdale Road, or at these upcoming blood drives:

· Waukesha: Monday, April 14, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Fox River Christian Church, S46 W24130 Lawnsdale Road.

· New Berlin: Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 12700 W. Howard Ave.

 

About BloodCenter of Wisconsin

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood services, organ, tissue and marrow donation, diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties as well as providing support to hospitals and patients across the country. BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu.

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