THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Blood Drive in Crivitz July 29
Issue Date: July 17, 2013
The American Red Cross asks all eligible blood and platelet donors to join the campaign, which runs through Sept. 9. Through Summer of Stories, the organization hopes to encourage at least two more donors to give blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer, above whats expected to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available at a moments notice.
Historically, during June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome by two generous donors at a time, at every blood drive, every day.
Throughout the campaign, donors will be encouraged to give blood or platelets regularly, especially around summer holidays, when donations tend to drop even more. To support summer holiday donations, all donors who present to give during specified time frames will be entered for a chance to win an American Express gift card.
Blood can be donated at St. Marys Church Hall, Crivitz, Monday, July 29 from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Call Donna Compton at 715-757-2477 to make an appointment or for more information.
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.