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Crivitz Blood Drive Dec. 2
Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience.
The Red Cross recommends getting a good nights sleep, eat a good breakfast or lunch, drink extra water and fluids to help replace the volume donated, avoid caffeinated beverages, and eat iron-rich foods to boost iron level.
Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time, said Greg Novinska, CEO of the Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood every time they are eligible: every 56 days for whole blood donations and every 112 days for double red cell donations.
Crivitz Community Blood Drive will be held at St. Marys Church Hall on Monday, Dec. 2 from noon to 5:30 p.m.
To donate blood call Donna Compton at 715-757-2477 to schedule an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or drivers license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nations blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.