​Blood Drives

Not sure what donating blood is like? This informational video will walk you step-by-step through the process - it's easier than you think, and there's really nothing to worry about!

Facts

  • Every two seconds, someone needs blood.
  • Less than 5% of the eligible population actually donates.
  • Roughly half of all blood donations across the U.S. are collected at blood drives.

What is it all about?

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point helps the BloodCenter of WI and the American Red Cross in reaching out to those in need of blood donations. Four times a year, we invite students, community members, and faculty of UWSP to leave their mark on the community, or even the country, by donating whole blood, double red cells, or platelets.
 

Who can donate?

To donate blood you must be at least 16 years of age (with a parental consent form) and weighing at least 110 pounds. You will also need a student ID, driver's license or donor card. If you have gotten a tattoo or piercing from a licensed Wisconsin parlor, you now have no waiting period to give blood. Anyone feeling healthy the day of donation may donate. You can give right away!
 
Walk-ins are welcome. 
  
To find out if you are eligible to donate, please call: 1-866-236-3276 for the Red Cross or 1-888-310-7555 for the Blood Center of Wisconsin.

Want to know more?

Upcoming
Blood Drives

Blood Center of Wisconsin
February 24 and 25
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

American Red Cross
April 22 and 23
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.