Brookfield Zoo Red Cross blood drive pre-registration ends Wednesday

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Monday, August 3, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The need for blood has hit critical levels. You can help the American Red Cross avoid a summer shortage.

On Wednesday, the American Red Cross is partnering with Brookfield Zoo and ABC 7 Eyewitness News to host the Brookfield Zoo Summer of Connections Blood Drive and there's still room for participants.

The drive runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brookfield Zoo. Pre-registered donors get free admission for themselves and two children- plus parking.

To pre-register, make an appointment to donate by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting (enter sponsor code "Brookfield Zoo") or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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