THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Blood Drives Set for Area
Many patients need a one-time blood transfusion, but the estimated 100,000 Americans with sickle cell disease face a lifetime of them. During September, National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages blood donations from donors of all types.
Blood donation opportunities are Sept. 23 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Wausaukee High School and Sept. 27 from noon to 5 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Peshtigo.
Also Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stephenson High School.
Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to form an abnormal shape. Regular blood transfusions can help reduce the risks of stroke, damage to major organs and other complications. While better management of the disease has increased life expectancy in recent years, there is still no cure.