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BloodCenter of Wisconsin is in need of blood donations – donations are in especially high need in November, when donations tend to decrease because of family commitments and increased travel around Thanksgiving.

Donations of all blood types are needed, but there is an especially great need for O negative donors.

An upcoming blood drive is planned for 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin.

Schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376), or visiting www.bcw.edu.

Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome.  Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.

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