BloodCenter of Wisconsin is extending hours today through Wednesday at eight southeastern Wisconsin donor locations to offset an emergency-level shortage of all blood types.
According to a Blood Center news release, a lack of donors since Labor Day has caused the shortage and left the organization with a one-day supply of several blood types, including rare universal blood type O negative. The Blood Center is seeking an additional 1,000 donors over the three-day span to make up for the shortage.
Potential donors can arrange appointments by calling (877) 232-4376 or visiting www.bcw.edu/appt. Those over 16 are encouraged to donate. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate.
Extended hours at area locations are as follows:
Milwaukee, 638 N. 18th St. — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Brown Deer, 5960 W. Brown Deer Road — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Greenfield, 7210 W. Edgerton Ave. — 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wauwatosa, 8733 Watertown Plank Road — 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Waukesha, 2111 Springdale Road — 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Racine, 1120 S. Sunnyslope Road — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Kenosha, 8064 39th Ave. — 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
West Bend, 130 Valley Ave. — 7:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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