THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
50 Units Blood Goal at Wausaukee
Issue Date: February 7, 2019
Wausaukee Blood Drive will be held at the Wausaukee High School from 12:30-5:30 pm on Feb. 18. 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 seniors. Call Barb at 715-759-5747 or 715-927-5213 to make an appointment or just walk in to give. The goal is 50 pints and they need to keep it up so they can have good staffing.
Also red bloods cells will be 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 two 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 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 their parents. Every unit of blood can be used for three or more patients. If taking any medication persons may give blood, they just need to be checked if they are ok. Diabetics may also give if they are under control.
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.
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. Persons may also call for an appointment to donate blood. Silver Cliff collected 24 pints in December. Persons can go online the day of the Blood Drive and do a Rapid Pass, which saves time in giving process.