By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– You can save a life and see some animals Wednesday.

Brookfield Zoo is partnering with the American Red Cross for a Blood Drive. Every adult who donates gets free general admission into the zoo today for themselves and two kids.

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The blood drive starts at 9 a.m. at the zoo’s Discovery Center and runs through 3 p.m.

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With hospitalizations up across the country, the need for blood is high.

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Pre-registration is encouraged, which you can do through the Red Cross blood donor app.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff