American Red Cross facing historically low blood supply

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The American Red Cross is urging people to donate blood if they're able to, as it faces historically low blood supply levels. 

The Red Cross provides 40 percent of the country's blood. 

In a release from the organization, it said busy holiday schedules, breaks from school and winter weather all contribute to a drop in blood and platelet donations this time of year; but those factors, combined with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, make it vital for donors to make an appointment to give as soon as possible.

"We’re at a point where some patients relying on a transfusion may not receive the blood they need," said Justin Kern, communications director for the American Red Cross of Wisconsin. "If more donors don’t come forward to give blood, some patients requiring a transfusion may potentially face delays in care." 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center is taking additional precautions right now to help protect the health of all those in attendance– including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status . Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.

Here's a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities from now until Jan. 2, 2022:  

Dodge


Beaver Dam

12/20/2021: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 311 W Mackie St

12/21/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 311 W Mackie St


Horicon

12/15/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., IAM LL873 Union Hall, 258 Barstow St


Hustisford

12/13/2021: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church & School, 269 N Lake St


Lomira

12/15/2021: 8 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Lomira School District, 1030 Fourth Street


Mayville

12/22/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Mayville High School, N. 500 Clark St


Randolph

1/3/2022: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., First Reformed Church, 406 S. High St.


Watertown

12/16/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Watertown High School, 825 Endeavour Dr


Waupun

12/8/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Waupun High School, 801 E Lincoln

1/6/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Edgewood Church, 201 Edgewood Dr

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Fond du Lac


Campbellsport

1/4/2022: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Campbellsport Public Library, 220 N Helena St


Fond du Lac

12/14/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Moraine Park Tech Coll, 235 N National Ave

12/15/2021: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St.

12/27/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 625 W Rolling Meadows Dr


Oakfield

12/17/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Oakfield Community Center, 130 N Main St


Ripon

12/21/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA, 430 Griswold St

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Jefferson


Fort Atkinson

12/13/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Creamery 201, 201 N. Main St.


Ixonia

12/9/2021: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., St Pauls Ixonia, W1955 Gopher Hill Rd.


Jefferson

12/16/2021: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., East Elementary School, 120 S Sanborn Ave

1/4/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Jefferson Public Library, 321 S. Main St.


Johnson Creek

12/9/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Center, 417 Union St


Lake Mills

12/7/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., City Hall, 200 Water St


Waterloo

12/10/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Holy Family Parish, 387 S Monroe


Watertown

12/28/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Watertown Senior & Community Center, 514 S. First Street

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Kenosha


Kenosha

12/10/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sozo Chiropractic, 1711 Green Bay Rd Suite C

12/16/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5601 Washington Rd

12/21/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kenosha Masonic Center, 115 56th st

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Milwaukee


Cudahy

12/17/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cudahy Family Library, 3500 Library Drive


Greendale

12/17/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Hose Tower, 5699 Parking St


Milwaukee

12/7/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Radisson Milwaukee West, 2303 North Mayfair Road

12/29/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W Wisconsin Ave

12/29/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W Wisconsin Ave

1/3/2022: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross in Southeast WI, 2600 W Wisconsin Ave

1/4/2022: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Broken Bat Brewing Co, 135 E Pittsburgh Ave

1/5/2022: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., MobCraft Beer Brewery and Taproom, 505 S 5th St


Whitefish Bay

1/7/2022: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Christ Church Episcopal, 5655 N. Lake Dr.

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Ozaukee


Fredonia

12/30/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 824 Fredonia Ave


Grafton

12/9/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., SEEK Careers/Staffing, 1160 Opportunity Dr


Mequon

12/22/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Post 457, 6050 W Mequon Rd


Saukville

12/14/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saukville Fire Department, 520 W Dekora St

1/7/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., A Place to Be Spirituality Center, 166 W Dekora St

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Racine


Racine

1/7/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S Green Bay Rd


Waterford

1/3/2022: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Tichigan Lake Civic Center, 6710 Big Bend Rd

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Sheboygan


Cedar Grove

12/14/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Faith Reformed Church, 243 S Fourth St


Plymouth

12/29/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ladewig Zinkgraf American Legion Post 243, 40 S Stafford St


Sheboygan

12/10/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sheboygan Trades and Labor Hall, 1104 Wisconsin Ave

12/17/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sheboygan Trades and Labor Hall, 1104 Wisconsin Ave

1/7/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sheboygan Trades and Labor Hall, 1104 Wisconsin Ave

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Walworth


Delavan

12/28/2021: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 416 W Geneva


Elkhorn

12/14/2021: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kunes Country RV, 9 Deere Rd

12/17/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sperino's Monte Carlo Room, 720 N. Wisconsin St.


Lake Geneva

12/10/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Mt Zion Christian Church, 2330 WI-120


Sharon

1/4/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 228 Martin St

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Washington


Germantown

1/3/2022: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., St Boniface Parish, W204 N11940 Goldendale Rd


Hartford

12/27/2021: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Dave's Lanes, 218 N Main St


Jackson

1/4/2022: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Still Waters Community United Methodist Church, 3617 Scenic Rd

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Waukesha


Brookfield

12/15/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., City of Brookfield, 2100 N Calhoun Rd

1/5/2022: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brookfield East High School, 3305 North Lilly Rd


Hartland

12/20/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 111 Church Street

12/28/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Charles Catholic Parish & School, 313 Circle Drive


Menomonee Falls

12/21/2021: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 382, N88 W16652 Main St

1/3/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Legion Post 382, N88 W16652 Main St


Mukwonago

12/27/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Mukwonago Community Library, 511 Division St


Muskego

12/13/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Preferred Fitness, S74W17009 Janesville Rd

12/30/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Muskego Moose Lodge 1057, S86W21693 Janesville Rd


New Berlin

12/8/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Eisenhower High School, 4333 S Sunnyslope Rd

12/21/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Ln

1/5/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., WeatherStone Church, 1500 S West Ln

1/6/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Ln


North Prairie

12/20/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Highview Evangelical Presbyterian Church, S50 W33042 Town Rd GE


Oconomowoc

12/30/2021: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Oconomowoc Public Library, 200 W South St

1/5/2022: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Western Lakes Fire District Station 6 Stone Bank, W335N7107 Stone Bank Rd.


Pewaukee

12/9/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Waukesha Blood Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd

12/16/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Waukesha Blood Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd

12/27/2021: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., St Bartholomews Episcopal Church, N27 W24000 Paul Court

12/30/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Waukesha Blood Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd

1/6/2022: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Waukesha Blood Donation Center, 2220 Silvernail Rd

1/6/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills, N36W24130 Pewaukee Rd, PO Box 802


Sussex

12/20/2021: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Rotating Equipment Repair, W248 N5550 Executive Dr


Waukesha

12/30/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Raised Grain Brewing Company, 1725 Dolphin Drive

1/4/2022: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Burn Boot Camp, 721 Meadowbrook Rd

1/7/2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road



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