Blood Drive

Start Date:
Thursday, August 5, 2021
End Date:
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Edgerton Hospital
Description:

Join Edgerton Hospital for a blood drive on Thursday, August 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  First time donors are asked to bring a photo ID. Rock River Valley Blood Center is Edgerton Hospital’s sole provider for blood and blood products.  To make an appointment, call 608-884-1370. Walk-ins are accepted!

What to know before you donate:

  • Blood donations save and enhance lives.  Each donation can help up to three people. 
  • When you donate blood, you’re selflessly ensuring a better life for strangers in need in your own community - or even across the country.
  • If a loved one needed blood, you’d want it to be ready to go at that moment. Giving blood regularly helps ensure a safe and ready supply at all times.
  • Who can donate?  Anyone at least 17 years old who weighs at least 110 pounds and is feeling well. And, it has been at least 8 weeks since your last whole blood donation.
  • The actual donation generally takes 5 to 15 minutes.  Also allow time for the pre-donation medical history, blood pressure and hemoglobin check, and post donation snacks. (total time one hour or less)
  • Someone needs blood every two seconds.  40,000 pints are used each day in the United States.

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