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Wausaukee Blood Drive is June 9
Wausaukee--A Blood Drive will be held at the American Legion Hall in Wausaukee behind Bank North from 12:30 to 5:30 pm on Monday, June 9. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos along with some Legion members will help with the drive. The public is welcome. All Wausaukee blood drives qualify for senior scholarships. This year they gave five $250 and one $450 scholarships to Wausaukee High School seniors.
To make an appointment call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 or persons may just walk in. The goal is 50 units and it must be kept up to have good staffing.
Red bloods cells are also drawn and those who meet the criteria may give. Call to make an appointment as this type of donating will stop about one hour before the end of the drive, about 5:30 pm. This will count as two units or pints.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or 8 weeks. Donors may give in both Wausaukee and Crivitz all year round. Crivitz next blood drive is June 2nd at St. Mary's Hall.
Persons must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. Students age 16 may give blood with a form signed by their parents. Every unit of blood can be used for three or more patients. Those taking medication may give blood, they just need to be checked if they are okay. Diabetics may also donate if they are under control.
Rules have changed over the years and now many more are able to give.
Before donating eat a good diet and get plenty of water. This will keep ones iron count up for donating. Low iron is the main reason people are unable to donate. Eating broccoli, raisins, nuts and other high iron foods helps, also.
Anyone who would like to help with the drive call Barb to let her know what time and how long you can help. Help is needed in loading, escorting donors, canteen, registration, setting up and taking down, and bringing bars and cookies.
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