Red Cross seeks, celebrates blood donations on ‘Donor Day’

Four locations holding drive on Thursday

Officials with the American Red Cross are appealing to the public to turnaround their declining blood supplies.

They said that they’re asking people to donate blood in World Blood Donor Day on Thursday. They said the event is a chance for the organization to raise awareness about blood donation and to thank everyone for coming out to do so.

They’re giving away specially designed bandages.

Officials said there’s a strong need for blood types O negative and positive, B negative and A negative.

In order to give blood, donors have to be at least 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent0 weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

Here’s a list of four places in the Madison area:

1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Madison East Donation Center, 2109 Zeier Rd
8:30 am- 3:00 pm, Zimbrick, 1601 W Beltline Hwy, Madison
11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Stoughton Fire Department, 401 E Main St, Stoughton 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, Madison West Donation Center, 4860 Sheboygan Ave.