Homecoming Blood Drive underway at UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. — The Homecoming Blood Drive at the University of Wisconsin-Madison kicked off Tuesday and runs through Thursday.

The event is being hosted at the Nick recreation facility on West Dayton Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Donors are being encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance, but walk-ins will be accepted as space permits.

Organizers are hoping to collect 450 units of blood, American Red Cross account manager Roxie Berra said.

“Students account for about 20% of the blood supply at any given time, so we’re here on the UW campus to get as many donors as we can (to) come out all three days,” Berra said.

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Donors are also being given a Red Cross T-shirt and a $10 e-gift card. The first 125 donors will also get a coupon for Ian’s Pizza.

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