THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Urgent Need for Area Blood Donors
Issue Date: June 27, 2019
Wausaukee"The Wausaukee Blood Drive held Thursday, June 20 at the Rescue Squad netted 30 pints. This was very low due to different reasons people were unable to donate at this time. Helpers were Lions Bev Colburn, Barb Kolosowski, Mike Ottmar, Ron Rost, plus Jim Brien. Will Koester brought some supplies. Wausaukee's next drive is Monday, Sept. 9 at the school auditorium.
Silver Cliff will hold their first of two drives on Thursday. July 1 from noon- 5 pm at the Rescue Squad and the next drive is in December.
Donate to receive a T-shirt. There is a very urgent need for all types of blood. Call Annita at 920-660-0227 or Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 for appointments. This will be the first drive for the new senior scholarship year for Wausaukee Schools. They were able to give $2500 in scholarships to seniors.
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.
Those taking medications may give blood but need to be checked out. 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 donate. Eating broccoli, raisins, nuts and other high iron foods help.
With the holiday season upon us people need to think of others and help save lives more than any other time of year. There are more travelers and more accidents needing blood. Please be generous and take time in busy lives and donate blood. Each donation can help 3-5 people. What a great gift of life that doesn't cost a thing but time. They also need to help the hurricane and flood victims.