Blood drives to help meet need in La Crosse, Onalaska

A blood drive will help save lives this holiday season.

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin will host a blood drive Wednesday at Gundersen Health System’s Onalaska campus.

Donations of all blood types are needed, but especially type O negative blood, which is the universal blood type given to patients in emergency situations.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome.

The entire process takes about an hour.

A second blood drive will be held next Monday at the La Crosse Center.

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