Brookfield Zoo Blood Drive

Location: Discovery Center

Date: Wednesday, August 2

Go wild and help save lives!

Wednesday, August 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center

As a thank you, at this special event blood drive:

  • All presenting donors will receive a $10 VISA gift card and be treated to a grill-out courtesy fo Suburban Propane.
  • All pre-registered blood donors will receive free zoo admission the day of the drive for one adult and up to two children and free parking in the North Parking Lot.
  • All walk-in blood donors will receive a ticket for free zoo admission on a return visit.

Free childcare will be provided for blood donors at the blood drive. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Please enter through the South Gate, located at 3300 Golf Rd, show your confirmation to gate attendance, and follow the signs to the Discovery Center.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), use the Blood Donor App or visit and enter sponsor code: BrookfieldZoo to schedule your appointment today. Appointments are required for free day-of admission and parking.

*Offer is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Valid for presenting blood donors on Aug. 2, 2017.


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