THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee Blood Drive Thursday, April 19th
Issue Date: April 12, 2018
Wausaukee--Wausaukee Blood Drive will be held at the Wausaukee High School from 12:30 to 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 19. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos will help support the drive. Everyone may come all day.
All Wausaukee blood drives qualify for Senior Scholarships. Last year they were able to give out $2500 in scholarships for Wausaukee 2017 Seniors. Call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 to make an appointment. Persons may also just walk in to donate. The goal is 50 pints and it is needed to keep up good staffing.
There will also be red bloods cells drawn. If persons meet 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 2 units or pints.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or 8 weeks. Donors may give in both Wausaukee, Silver Cliff and Crivitz all year round. They both will hold 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 parents. Every unit of blood can be used for 3 or more patients. If 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. 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 drink plenty of water. This will keep 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, also.
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 they 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.