Save money and possibly someone's life this summer by donating your blood for a free Wisconsin State Fair ticket.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, July 16, 2012
In an effort to boost slumping summer blood donations, BloodCenter of Wisconsin is offering Wisconsin State Fair tickets to blood donors through August 11. Donors will receive a free state fair ticket by giving blood at one of BloodCenter’s local donor centers: Donors are asked to mention “summer” when making their appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO or (414) 937-6199, or by entering “summer” into the comment box on the confirmation page during online registration. BloodCenter’s "Give Blood, Go Free" promotion is an effort to increase blood donations during busy summer months when donations dip because of summer travel and fewer school and community drives. BloodCenter must see at least 800 donors each day in order to meet the needs …
Overwhelming turnout at State Fair blood drive creates a happy problem for BloodCenter of Wisconsin, which will offer three additional chances to donate and in return receive a free ticket to Summerfest or State Fair.
It was hard to say if it was the lure of a free Summerfest or State Fair ticket, or the generosity of the community in responding to a nationwide summer blood shortage, but the wait was long at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin's open drive at State Fair Park on Tuesday. Walking into the Agricultural Products Pavilion where the event was being held at around 3 p.m., donors without appointments were told that the overall time it would take for their appointment would be two hours because of the number of people who had come in to give blood. To accommodate the demand, the option for three additional drives was given, and each will offer free tickets for Summerfest or the Wisconsin State Fair. The BloodCenter is urging interested donors to call …