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Wausaukee Blood Drive Set for Monday, April 11
Issue Date: March 28, 2022
The Wausaukee Red Cross Blood Drive will be on Monday, April 11 from 12:30-5:30 pm at St. Augustine Religious Education Center (old St. Augustine School), 515 Church in Wausaukee. What a great day to give life to someone else. Park up the hill behind the school.
Due to the COVID-19 virus blood drives have been cancelled all over. There is a great need for blood more than ever. Please consider donating, call Barb at 715-927-5213 for an appointment. They are trying to keep social distancing so, appointments are important.
Most past donors will be called, but if persons don't get a call, they can call too. Anyone with a temperature above 99.6 will not be able to give. Please be patient as we all work together to save lives.
They also will have red bloods cells drawn, called a double. 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.
Before donating eat a good diet and get plenty of water. This will keep iron count up so they 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. Get plenty of rest and stay safe.
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 3 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. Rules have changed over the years and now many more are able to give.
Anyone who served in Germany during the war may now be eligible to give blood. Just call Red Cross and check it out. Call 866-236-3276 option 3.
All donations help towards 2022 Wausaukee senior scholarships.