LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Blood donation decreases during busy summer months and the need for blood becomes even more critical around the Fourth of July weekend.
The most common ways for the BloodCenter of Wisconsin to collect blood donations is from local high schools and colleges, but with school out for the summer and people going off on vacation, the center is in short supply.
The BloodCenter is having a three-day blood drive at the La Crosse Center to help solve that problem.
News 19 asked Branch Operations Supervisor Shari Vanderbush what potential donors need to bring with them if they choose to donate. "They should bring a picture i.d., be sure you drink plenty of water, especially with the heat, and have a good meal before you come...and once you do get here we're giving out Riverfest buttons to all donors that attempt to donate blood...so you get to give blood, save a life, and have fun at Riverfest," Vanderbush explained.
The blood drive continues at the La Crosse Center June 27 from 12 to 6 p.m., and June 28 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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