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UPDATE: Green Bay YMCA opens all four facilities for blood drives

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GREEN BAY, Wis, (WFRV) – The Greater Green Bay YMCA continues to support the American Red Cross by hosting 5 more blood drives at all of their locations.

The YMCA announced in late March that they were partnering with the American Red Cross to offer two blood drives at two of their locations to help combat blood shortages.

Now on April 20, the YMCA has announced it will be opening all four Green Bay Y locations to offer safe and easy to access blook drives that are available by appointment only.

Upcoming blood drives will be on:
  • April 29 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at the Broadview YMCA location.
  • May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the East Side YMCA location.
  • May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Side YMCA location.
  • May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ferguson Family YMCA location.
  • May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Broadview YMCA location

The YMCA organization says the American Red Cross has added safety precautions to ensure the health and safety of individuals who donate at these events.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Original Story: Two Green Bay YMCA facilities open to help combat blood shortage

MONDAY 3/30/2020 7:17 p.m.

Both East Side YMCA and Broadview YMCA have announced on Monday that they have partnered with the American Red Cross and will be opening their facilities to offer safe and easily accessible Blood Drives to help the blood shortage.

The Greater Green Bay YMCA says their locations have the space to implement social distancing to protect individuals who give blood and the American Red Cross has enforced special precautions to ensure the health and safety of donors, volunteers, and staff.

YMCA organization says, “Your health and safety will be of paramount importance, as always, but especially during this pandemic.”

The first Blood Drive will be at the East Side YMCA location on 1740 South Huron Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on March 31.

The second Blood Drive will be offered at the Broadview YMCA location on 380 Broadview Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on April 6.

Blood drives are an allowable exception to Emergency Order #12 under Special Situations – Healthcare and Public Health Operations. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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