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OnMilwaukee's Carolynn Buser donating blood at Versiti during the winter.

Donate blood at one of these local spots

Healthy blood is desperately needed right now, so if you have the interest, we have the hook-up.

To donate blood, you must be a healthy person who feels well and is at least 16 years old (minors need permission from parents or guardians) and at least 110 pounds. Individuals must bring a blood donor card or a driver's license or two other forms of identification to the appointment.

Call or visit online one of these locations and you can easily make an appointment to donate blood:

Don't know your blood type? Donating blood is an easy way to find out.

Versiti asks that donors who traveled to China, Iran, South Korea or Italy wait to give blood until 28 days after their return date.

According to the Red Cross, there is no data or evidence that the coronavirus can be transmissible by blood transfusion and because blood donation is part of disaster relief, it's exempt from Gov. Tony Evers' social gatherings restrictions.

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