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Wausaukee, Amberg Blood Drive June 17
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
Wausaukee-The Wausaukee/Amberg Red Cross Blood drive is Wednesday, June 17th from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Amberg Community Center.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus blood drives have been cancelled all over. There is a great need for blood more than ever. Call Barb at 715-927-5213 for an appointment. Social distancing will be held, so appointments are important. Past donors will be called. Temperatures will be taken before persons enter. Anyone with a temperature above 99.6 will not be able to give. Do not sign up online, call Barb.
They will also have red bloods cells drawn, called a double if persons meet the criteria they may give. 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.
Before donating eat a good diet and get plenty of water. This will keep iron count up as low iron is the main reason people are unable to donate. Eating broccoli, raisins, nuts and other high iron foods helps, also. Get plenty of rest and stay safe.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or eight weeks. 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 three or more patients. If taking any medication they may give blood, they just need to be checked if they are ok. Diabetics may also give if under control.