Blood Drives in Lake Country National Blood Donor Month

5 Blood Drives In Lake Country this January

January is National Blood Donor Month

Do you have it in you? Blood, that is!  Why, yes, yes you do!  But, do you have it in you to get out and donate this month? We hope so. The need is high, especially in our area.  January is National Blood Donor Month, which highlights the critical need for blood during winter when donations tend to decline. The month of January has been labeled National Blood Donor Month since 1970.

What you need to know about giving blood:

Who is eligible to Donate Blood?

To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 year olds may donate with parental consent.) You must weigh 110 pounds or more and be feeling well on the day of donation (free from cold and flu symptoms). Have a photo ID ready.  Donors may not have had hepatitis after 11 years old and have no risk factors associated with HIV.

What happens at the Blood Donation Visit?

In short, you will fill out some forms and have a private interview about health history. They will take your vitals and check your hemoglobin level through a finger pick. If eligible, the actual donation takes about 10 minutes. After a pint has been collected, you will get a bandage and some snacks and a drink. You can leave after 10-15 minutes to normal activities.

On a Personal Note

After writing this post {originally four years ago}, I decided to face my fears and give blood (if I could write an article telling others to do it, how could I sit home and not donate out of fear). So I did! It didn’t take long (under 45 minutes total parking lot to parking lot time) and I handled the needle part just fine. In fact I signed up to give more often! Our daughter was born in November 2017 and her birth mom ended up needing 2 bags of blood.  I am grateful to all who give.

Blood Donor Month Promotion

Donors can schedule an appointment at or by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376).

Where to find a local blood drive:

There are several blood drives going on in our area this month.  See master list below organized by date.

  • To find and schedule a donation through the Blood Center of Wisconsin, go to or call 1-877-232-4376. There is a donation Center in Waukesha.
  • To find and schedule a donation through Red Cross, you can use their free Blood Donor App, visit or call them at 1-800-733-2767.

Plus, this interesting article on all things blood related. 

Blood Drives in Lake Country in January 2023

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

St. Dominic Catholic Parish in Brookfield will be hosting a blood drive from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm at their St. Dominic Catholic Parish Marcy Center – lower level of Church at 18255 W. Capitol Drive. Register HERE. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2023

Dayspring in Pewaukee will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. Register to donate at their website. Sponsor code: dayspring

Thursday, January 12, 2023

New Berlin Community Blood Drive held at Common Council Chambers – First Floor
3805 South Casper, New Berlin from 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Grace Lutheran Blood Drives in Menomonee Falls have collected 971 units, so we have 29 units to go before reaching the incredible 1,000 donated units milestone!! Register today for Whole Blood or Double Red Cells appointments!…/drive…/256088

Monday, January 30, 2023

Come join in giving blood on Monday, January 30th from 1-5pm at Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc. Reserve your spot in the blood drive today. Sign up at or call 877-232-4376.


Find more blood drives through Versiti HERE.

Find more blood drives through Wisconsin Red Cross HERE.

Go out and SAVE A LIFE today!

If you cannot donate, consider a financial donation American Red Cross or the Blood Center of Wisconsin.

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