THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee Blood Drive is June 19
Issue Date: June 7, 2017
Wausaukee"The Wausaukee Blood Drive will be held at the Wausaukee Rescue Squad Building from 12:30 to 5:30 pm. on Monday, June 19. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos along with some Legion members will assist. Everyone may come all day. All Wausaukee blood drives qualify for Senior Scholarships. This year they gave out five- $250, two- $300 and two- $325 scholarships for Wausaukee 2017 Seniors.
Call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 to make an appointment or just walk in to donate. The goal is 50 pints and it must be reached to keep up good staffing.
Also red bloods cells are drawn.
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 5:30 pm. This will count as two units or pints.
Healthy donors can donate every 56 days or 8 weeks. Donors may give in both Wausaukee, Silver Cliff, and Crivitz all year round. Crivitz's drive will be June 12 at St. Mary's Hall and Silver Cliff's July 6 at Rescue Squad.
Persons must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Students 16 years old can give blood with a form signed by their parents. Every unit of blood can be used for 3 or more patients. If taking any medication blood may still be given but patients need to be checked. Diabetics may also give if they are under control.
Before donating eat a good diet and get plenty of water. This keeps 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.
Anyone who would like to work the drive may 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.