MILWAUKEE — Through our WTMJ Cares program — presented by Gruber Law Offices — Wisconsin’s Afternoon News co-host Sandy Maxx and the Red Cross are partnering to raise awareness about upcoming blood drives starting with a three-day event at the Milwaukee County Zoo!
When you donate blood at the Red Cross Milwaukee County Zoo Blood Drive (Monday, June 26th through Wednesday, June 28th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ), you will receive free same-day zoo admission, parking, and a free pair of tickets to Summerfest. Please note that these incentives will only be offered while supplies last.
Want to learn more about how to make an appointment? Visit this link (https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=mke%20zoo) or call 1-800-RED CROSS. If you have the blood donor app, you can enter MKE Zoo in-app. It only takes about an hour to donate, and you can help save lives!
Join Sandy Maxx as she takes you step-by-step through her experience donating blood at the Milwaukee County Zoo Blood Drive through the Red Cross.
June 14th was World Blood Donor Day, and during Wisconsin’s Afternoon News we explored the statistics of blood donating with Dr. Ben Weston. Dr. Weston is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and also serves as Chief Health Policy Advisor for Milwaukee County.
Last Friday, ARC Regional CEO Mark Thomas joined Wisconsin’s Afternoon News to discuss the importance of blood donation, and also share some ways donors can be rewarded for their efforts this month!
With a just a few days remaining until our “WTMJ Cares” blood drive at the Milwaukee County Zoo, we share with you the story of Jason Pansier. He is a farmer and volunteer firefighter living in northeast Wisconsin that wound up pinned underneath a tractor eight years ago. After being trapped for two hours fully conscious, he was airlifted to Milwaukee, but was losing blood rapidly. Fortunately, paramedics and doctors were able to save his life thanks to over 300 pints of blood. Here is his story: