THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee Blood Drive on Oct. 8
A blood drive will be held at the Wausaukee School cafetorium from 12:30pm-6:30pm on Monday, Oct. 8. The Wausaukee Legion Post 150 will assist. To make an appointment call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 or Legion member at 929-362-2127 or 920-362-2128. Persons may also just walk in to give. The public is asked to come after 3:30 p.m. for walk ins as students give before that time. The goal is 60 pints.
Red bloods cells will also be drawn. Those who meet the criteria may give after 3 p.m. by making an appointment as this type of donating will stop about one hour before the end of the drive, about 5:30 p.m. This will count as 2 units or pints.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or 8 weeks and donors may donate in both Wausaukee and Crivitz all year round. Persons must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Students 16 years old may give blood with a form signed by their parents. Every unit of blood can be used for 3 or more patients. If taking any medication donors just need to be checked if they are okay. Diabetics may also give if they are under control.
Before donating eat a good diet and get plenty of water. This will keep ones iron count up to donate. Low iron is the main reason people are unable to give. Eating broccoli, raisins, nuts and other high iron foods helps also.
Anyone who would like to help with the drive call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 about time. Help is needed in loading, escorting donors, canteen, registration, setting up and taking down, and bringing bars and cookies.