Celebrate America’s birthday by saving a life

It's the 37th year for Donor Days, which the Red Cross hopes attracts new blood donors as well as long-time donors.
Published: Jul. 3, 2023 at 10:15 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2023 at 4:01 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The American Red Cross is reminding everyone about the need for blood donations.

Super Donor Days continues until 6 p.m. Monday at the Tundra Lodge Resort and Conference Center, 865 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay.

Walk-ins are welcome but the process goes faster if donors sign up at redcrossblood.org.

This is the 37th year the Red Cross held Donor Days, and many who were participating Monday told us they’ve been blood donors for decades.

“I’ve been doing it since I was 18, and I’m 56, so I’ve been doing it for a long time. At my work, I always help organize it,” Mark Boerschinger said.

Even with regular donors, the Red Cross uses this blood drive to find new donors as the need for healthy blood rises.

“Having an event like this where the community can come out again and feel comfortable in a great place like the Tundra Lodge, it is an awesome thing to do,” said Red Cross account manager Samantha Leiteritz.

The Red Cross and other blood centers say blood supplies often dwindle in the summer due to donors taking vacations or being busy with kids on summer break. After Super Donor Days, anyone can still contact the American Red Cross to find out how to donate.