Upcoming Crawford County Blood Drives

The American Red Cross saw a steep drop in blood and platelet donations last month, and donors are be encouraged to make appointments now to prevent a blood shortage this summer.

In June, the Red Cross collected approximately 12% fewer blood donations than needed – one of the largest monthly blood donation shortfalls in recent years. While the Wisconsin area saw a decline in expected donations, it was not as severe as the national average.

Thanks to Discovery, all who come to give blood or platelets in July will automatically be entered for a chance to win an exclusive “Shark Week” merchandise package that includes a beach bike, smokeless portable fire pit, paddle board, kayak, and a $500 gift card to put toward accessories. If you donate July 21-24, you will get an exclusive Shark Week T-shirt from Discovery while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Crawford County include Prairie du Chien City Hall on Monday, June 11th from 11 to 5; Wauzeka Village Hall on July 22nd from noon to 5; Crossing Rivers Health on July 29th from noon to 5; and the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien on August 5th from 11am to 3pm.

To schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.