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Health Care Heroes Blood Drive

Blood drive pays tribute to local hospital healthcare heroes

Milwaukee – May 21, 2020

Blood donors encouraged to bring thank you cards which will be presented to Milwaukee area hospitals


As a tribute to their heroism, perseverance, and passion for saving lives through the COVID-19 crisis, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin has scheduled a Healthcare Heroes Tribute Blood Drive for Thursday, May 28, at the Zoofari Conference Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The event, at 9715 W. Bluemound Rd., will take place from 10:30am – 6pm.

“The physicians, nurses, and every medical professional who worked tirelessly and sacrificed during this pandemic, saving countless lives, deserve a show of gratitude,” said Versiti CEO Chris Miskel. “So we’re asking the community to join us in paying tribute through the gesture of blood donation. I personally extend my deepest thanks to Versiti’s hospital partners – Children’s Wisconsin, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Healthcare, Ascension Wisconsin, and ProHealth – these are tremendous organizations with extraordinary individuals. Let’s thank them together on May 28.”

Local hospital representatives and medical professionals will be present to accept donor thank you cards. Versiti hopes to welcome more than 350 blood donors at the drive.  
To continue to ensure donor safety, Versiti employees will wear cloth face coverings, as will donors, when in a Versiti facility. Donors are asked to bring a face covering.

Social distancing is also being practiced at all donation centers and community blood drives, and the temperature of all potential blood donors is being taken, as well as that of staff members. In addition, Versiti has implemented increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures in all donor centers and community blood drives.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO or at versiti.org/Wisconsin.  Appointments are strongly encouraged. With coronavirus safety precautions in place, walk-ins could experience wait times.

About Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee that specializes in blood services, esoteric diagnostic testing, organ, tissue and stem cell
donation, medical services and leading-edge research. We advance patient care by delivering life-saving products and services. For more information, visit versiti.org/Wisconsin.

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