Blood Donors Stepping Up But More Still Needed

Since announcing the shortage of blood on hand in hospitals nationwide last month, the Red Cross says 1000s of people have stepped up to donate, but they say the need for
blood is still outpacing the donations, so another plea for additional donors is going out.

According to the Red Cross, an additional 10,000 blood and platelet donations each week over the next month would be needed to meet patient needs. As an incentive for donors, all who donate between Oct. 21-Nov. 9 will receive a $10 gift card by email to a restaurant of their choice. Donors will also be entered to win a $5,000 gift card. There will be three winners – one chosen at random each week. Details are available at the website

Fond du Lac County will have the following blood drives:

10/13/2023: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Eden Fire Department, 104 Pine St
Fond du Lac
10/16/2023: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St.
10/19/2023: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Fond du Lac High School, 801 Campus Dr
10/31/2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 625 W Rolling Meadows Dr
10/24/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA, 430 Griswold St
11/2/2023: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ripon High School, 850 Tiger Dr
Saint Cloud
10/17/2023: 11:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., St Cloud Athletic Club, 911 Main St