Join your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, and do your part to help save lives by coming to the next blood drive at Mile Bluff Medical Center.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 from 9 am to 2 pm. Each donation made at Mile Bluff could touch the lives of up to three people in the community.

In recent months, the Blood Center of Wisconsin has implemented a new drive scheduling system.  Anyone who would like to make a donation is encouraged to make an appointment by midnight the night before the drive.  Doing this allows the Blood Center to know how many people are expected the next day.

Walk-ins will still be welcome at the Mile Bluff drives, but walk-ins will be asked to book a donation time based on appointment availability.

You can help someone in need.  Make a blood donation on December 4 during the drive at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  To reserve your spot, call the Blood Center of Wisconsin at 1-877-232-4376 or visit www.bdw.edu and search for Mile Bluff in the mobile drives.

 

Requirements for being a blood donor:

  • Be at least 17 years old (16-year-olds may donate with parental consent)
  • Feel well on day of donation
  • Be free of major cold and flu symptoms
  • Not have had hepatitis after age 11 years
  • Not have had any risk factors/behaviors associated with HIV/AIDS

 

Tips to remember the day you donate:

  • Bring along a photo ID such as a driver’s license.
  • Drink plenty of fluids prior to and following your donation.
  • Avoid strenuous physical exercise until the day following your donation.