Madisonians need our blood

With a nationwide shortage, here’s how you can help save a life.

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Donate blood in February and get a $20 Amazon gift card. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The American Red Cross recently announced that it is experiencing the lowest number of people giving blood in the last 20 years.

Overall, people donating blood has dropped 40% over the last two decades. Luckily, there are a lot of people in Madison eager to stem that tide.

The American Red Cross’s website gives donors all the information one needs about giving blood. Donate in February and you’ll receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

Make an appointment for one of these upcoming Madison events:

Tuesday, Feb. 20

  • GEF III, 125 S. Webster St.
  • Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd.
  • Madison West Blood Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave.
  • Park West, 406 Science Dr.
  • Vogel Bros. Building Co., 5460 Fen Oak Dr.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

  • Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin St.
  • Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd.
  • Madison West Blood Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave.

Thursday, Feb. 22

  • Agriculture Engineering Building, 460 Henry Mall
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Segoe Rd.
  • Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd.
  • Madison West Blood Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave.
  • Round Table, 1611 N. Bristol St., Sun Prairie
  • Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.

Friday, Feb. 23

  • Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Dr.
  • Madison East Blood Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd.
  • Madison West Blood Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave.
  • Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
  • UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 Linden Dr.
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