THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee Blood Drive is Nov. 27th
Issue Date: November 21, 2018
Wausaukee-Wausaukee will hold a blood drive at the High School from 12:30-5:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 26th. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos along with Legion members will help. Persons can donate during the day. Wausaukee blood drives qualify for senior scholarships and this year $2500 was given to students. Call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 to make an appointment or just walk in to give. The goal of 50 pints must be met in order to maintain good staffing.
Red bloods cells are also drawn from those who meet the criteria. To do this call and make an appointment as this type of donating will stop about one hour before the end of the drive, about 4:30 pm. This will count as two units or pints.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or eight weeks. Donors may give in both Wausaukee and Crivitz all year round. The next Crivitz drive is Dec. 11 at St. Mary's Hall from noon-5 pm and at Silver Cliff is on Dec. 27th at the Rescue Squad.
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. Those taking medication may give blood, but they just need to be checked if ok. Diabetics may also give if they are under control.
Before donating eat a good diet and get plenty of water. This will keep iron count up. Low iron is the main reason people are unable to give. Eating broccoli, raisins, nuts and other high iron foods also helps.
Anyone who would like to help can call Barb on time and how long. Help is needed in loading, escorting donors, canteen, registration, setting up and taking down, and also to bring bars and cookies.