Red Cross of Wisconsin: Blood Donations in Critical Need Over July 4th Period

The American Red Cross sees a pretty big decline in blood and platelet donations during holiday weeks – around 21%. When blood donations drop, so does the availability of blood products for hospital patients.

By scheduling and keeping appointments in July, donors can help provide for those in immediate need of lifesaving care. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As a thank-you for helping, all those who come to give from June 30th through July 10th, will receive an exclusive Red Cross recycled cotton tote bag, while supplies last.