THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee Blood Drive is Sept. 9th
Issue Date: August 22, 2019
Wausaukee Blood Drive will be Monday, Sept. 9 at the Wausaukee School Auditorium from12:30 to 5:30 pm. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos along with Legion members will help support the drive. Everyone may come all day.
All Wausaukee blood drives qualify for senior scholarships. This year they were able to give $2,500 in scholarships. Call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 to make an appointment or just walk in to give. Goal is 50 pints and need to keep it up to have good staffing. They will also have Power red blood drawn if meet the criteria. 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.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or eight weeks. Donors may give in Wausaukee, Crivitz and Silver Cliff all year round. 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 parents. Every unit of blood can be used for three or more patients. If taking any medication they may give blood but need to be checked if they are ok. Diabetics may also give 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 iron count up so 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.
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. With storms and accidents they are short on blood and every pint helps.
Anyone who would like to help with the drive may call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927- 5213 to let her know what time and how long one can help. Help is needed in loading, escorting donors, canteen, registration, setting up and taking down, and bringing bars and cookies. Persons may also call for an appointment to donate blood.