LA CROSSE, WI (June 7, 2023) – A concerning shortfall in blood donations last month could stress the
American Red Cross blood supply. The Red Cross collected over 26,000 fewer blood donations than
needed in May to meet the needs of patients. The need for blood is constant, with someone needing a
blood transfusion in the U.S. every two seconds. Platelet donors are especially needed at this time. The
public can help ensure continuity for patients by making an appointment to give blood or platelets now
and in the weeks ahead. 
World Blood Donor Day, gifts for donors
June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, a day meant to raise awareness of the need for a safe, diverse and
stable blood supply and to recognize volunteer blood donors. This is the perfect time to give, especially
for those who haven’t given in a while, or who have never given before.
In thanks for taking time to help, all who come to give blood, platelets or plasma June 1-30 will receive a
$10 gift card by email to a merchant of their choice. Those who come to give throughout June will also
be automatically entered for a chance to win a backyard theater package. Details for both offers can be
found at
Help the Red Cross celebrate World Blood Donor Day and meet the critical needs of patients.
Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS
(1-800-733-2767) to schedule a time to give now.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities, June 16-30:

6/26/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 73, 6 Boon Blvd, PO Box 204
6/28/2023: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Clark County Courthouse, 517 Court St

Alma Center
6/29/2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Lincoln High School, 124 S School St
Black River Falls
6/20/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Comfort Inn & Suites, W10170 Hwy 54 E

Fort McCoy
6/14/2023: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Challenge Academy Building 751, 751 12th Street
6/30/2023: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Bldg 50, Bldg. 50 South O Street
6/13/2023: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Barney Community Center, 1000 E Montgomery Street
6/15/2023: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 202 E Juneau St

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