BloodCenter declares emergency, extends hours at area donation sites

Published on: 9/16/2013

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is extending hours today through Wednesday at eight southeastern Wisconsin donor locations to offset an emergency-level shortage of all blood types.

According to a Blood Center news release, a lack of donors since Labor Day has caused the shortage and left the organization with a one-day supply of several blood types, including rare universal blood type O negative. The Blood Center is seeking an additional 1,000 donors over the three-day span to make up for the shortage.

Potential donors can arrange appointments by calling (877) 232-4376 or visiting Those over 16 are encouraged to donate. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate.

Extended hours at area locations are as follows:

Milwaukee, 638 N. 18th St. — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Brown Deer, 5960 W. Brown Deer Road — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Greenfield, 7210 W. Edgerton Ave. — 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wauwatosa, 8733 Watertown Plank Road — 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Waukesha, 2111 Springdale Road — 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Racine, 1120 S. Sunnyslope Road — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kenosha, 8064 39th Ave. — 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

West Bend, 130 Valley Ave. — 7:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.