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Wausaukee Blood Drive on Monday, Feb. 14th
Issue Date: January 13, 2022
The Wausaukee Red Cross Blood will be on Valentine's Day, Monday, Feb. 14th from 12:30-5:30 pm at St. Augustine Religious Education Center (old St. Augustine School), 515 Church in Wausaukee. Please park up the hill behind the school. Due to the COVID-19 Virus blood drives have been cancelled all over.
There is a great need for blood more than ever. Please consider donating, call Barb at 715-927-5213 for an appointment. They are trying to keep social distancing so, appointments are important.
Most past donors will be called, but if they don't get a call, they can call too. Anyone with a temperature above 99.6 will not be able to give. Please be patient as everyone works together to save lives.
They also will 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 2 units or pints.
Before donating eat a good diet and get plenty of water. This will keep iron count up so they are able to donate. 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 8 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 3 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 they are under control. They won't know if they can give if they don't try. Rules have changed over the years and now many more are able to give.
Again, call Barb to make an appointment 715-927-5213. All donations help towards 2022 Wausaukee senior scholarships.