THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Silver Cliff Blood Drive Is Monday, Dec. 28th
Issue Date: December 22, 2020
The Silver Cliff blood drive will be held Monday, Dec. 28th at the Cornerstone Church in Athelstane corner of C & A from noon- 5 pm. Anita Weber is the coordinator and will be calling for appointments. Persons may call her at 920-660-0227 or Barb at 715-927-5213 to make appointments also. Due to the COVID-19 Virus blood drives have been cancelled all over. There is a great need for blood more than ever. Blood donations will be tested for Covid 19 antibodies.
They are trying to keep social distancing so, appointments are important. Most past donors will be called. Temperatures will be taken before one enters. Anyone with a temperature above 99.6 will not be able to give.
We also will have red bloods cells drawn, called a double. 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 pm. This will count as two units or pints.
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.
Healthy donors may give every 56 days or 8 weeks. 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 one 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.
All donations help towards Wausaukee 2021 senior scholarships.