THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Blood Drive Nov. 4th at Wausaukee School
Issue Date: October 31, 2019
Wausaukee Blood Drive will be held at the Wausaukee High School from 1-5:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 4th. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos along with some 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 out $2500 in scholarships for Wausaukee seniors. Call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 to make an appointment or just walk in to give. The goal is 50 pints and they need to keep it up so they can have good staffing.
Also red bloods cells will be drawn. If one meets 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 two units or pints.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or eight weeks. Donors may give in both Wausaukee and Crivitz all year round. Crivitz's drive will be Dec. 9th from noon-5 pm and Silver Cliff is Dec. 30 from noon-5 pm at Silver Cliff Rescue. Call Anita at 920-660-0227 or Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 for appointments. Pembine is Dec. 2 from 10 am-3 pm at the Beecher Town Hall.
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. If taking any medication persons may give blood they just 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 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.
Each donation can help 3-5 people. What a great gift of life that doesn't cost a thing but time.
Anyone who would like to help with the drive should call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927- 5213 to let her know what time and how long 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.