You have a chance—right now—to make a huge difference.

You’re here for a reason. It’s because you care. And, putting your care into action is so easy with a convenient blood donation at The Community Blood Center.

Meet an urgent need. As you may know, there’s NO substitute for blood. It’s vital to help save lives, and, at times donations can decline. Turning that around is easier than you think! In about an hour, you can donate at a one of our four donor centers or at a local blood drive.


"If blood and platelets weren't available to us, I don't even want to think about what could have happened."
Keri, Gavin's mother

Gavin's Story

Blood that is voluntarily donated by caring people like you saves the lives of patients who receive blood transfusions they desperately need, like little Gavin. At just six weeks old, Gavin was sick with a rare viral infection. He was lethargic, and his immune system was unresponsive. His parents brought him to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin where he received blood and platelets donated by people who care.

Watch Gavin’s lifesaving story now.

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As Wisconsinites, we help each other. It’s what we do. Yet, you may have questions if you’ve never donated blood. Below, you’ll see some helpful pages on our website that address common concerns.