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Wausaukee Blood Drive is Sept. 25
Wausaukee-The Wausaukee Blood Drive will be held at the school from 12:30-5:30 pm on Monday, Sept. 25. The Wausaukee Lions and Leos along with some Legion members will help with the drive. Donors can stop anytime of the day. All Wausaukee blood drives qualify for senior scholarships. This year $2,500 was given in scholarships for Wausaukee High School seniors.
Call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 to make an appointment or just walk in. The goal of 50 pints has to be met in order to have a good staff.
Red bloods cells can be drawn if persons meet the criteria. To do this 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 in both Wausaukee and Crivitz all year round and Silver Cliff.
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 medication persons may give blood but must be checked. Diabetics may also give if the disease is under control.
Before donating eat a good diet and get plenty of water. This keeps iron count up. Low iron is the main reason people are unable to donate. Broccoli, raisins, nuts and other high iron foods also helps with iron supply.
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 you can help. Help is needed in loading, escorting donors, canteen, registration, setting up and taking down, and bringing bars and cookies.