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Wausaukee Blood Drive is Nov. 27th
Issue Date: November 22, 2017
Wausaukee-A Blood Drive will be held Nov. 27 at the Wausaukee School from 12:30 to 5:30 pm. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos along with Legion members will be in charge. Everyone may come all day and all Wausaukee blood drives qualify for senior scholarships. This year $2500 was given in scholarships for Wausaukee seniors.
Call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 to make an appointment or just walk. The goal is 50 pints which is needed to keep good staffing.
Red bloods cells are also drawn from those who meet the criteria. To do this call to 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 8 weeks. Donors may give in both Wausaukee and Crivitz all year round.
Crivitz's drive will be Dec. 11 at St. Mary's Hall from noon to 5 pm and Silver Cliff is Dec. 27th, noon-5 pm at Silver Cliff Rescue.Call Chuck Cable 759-757-9400.
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 you may give blood but need to be checked if okay. Diabetics may also give if they are under control. You won't know if you can give if you don't try. 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 your iron count up so you 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.