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Wausaukee Blood Drive Goal on Feb. 6 is 50 Units
Wausaukee--A Blood Drive will be held at Wausaukee High School from 12:30-5:30 pm on Feb. 6. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos members help support the drive.
Everyone may come all day. All Wausaukee blood drives qualify for senior scholarships. Last year $2500 was awarded in scholarships for Wausaukee 2016 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 is needed to keep it up to have good staffing.
Red bloods cells can also be drawn for those who 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 2 units or pints.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or eight weeks. Donors may give in both Wausaukee and Crivitz all year round with next drives in June.
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 3 or more patients. If you are taking any medication you 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 will keep iron count to donate. 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 at 715-759-5747 or 715-927- 5213 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. Persons may also call for an appointment to donate blood.