Madison Public Library will host a series of Red Cross Blood Drives at our Central Library location throughout the fall and winter. Many of these events were originally planned for different locations around the city. When those locations were unable to accommodate a blood drive, the library stepped up to help host them in a safe, friendly environment that many citizens already feel comfortable in. Please see below for multiple blood drive dates for which you can sign up to participate.
Only guests with scheduled appointments will be allowed into the building. Masks are required, and the Red Cross will provide a mask if you don't have one. Donors can enter the Central Library building through the Fairchild Street doors.
September 22, 2020 Sign Up Now!
October 2, 2020 Sign Up Now!
December 4, 2020 Sign Up Now!
All blood drives will take place at Central Library in Community Rooms 301 and 302 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
*Presenting donors receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card when attending these blood drives.
201 W. Mifflin St
Madison, WI 53703
The American Red Cross recently began testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. This test is not to diagnose current COVID-19 symptoms, referred to as a diagnostic test. (Donors will receive results within 7-10 days).
Healthy individuals can still donate in areas that have issued shelter in place declarations or are operating under a phased reopening plan. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need.