January is National Blood Donor Month
Since 1970, January has been recognized as National Blood Donor Month to recognize donors and stress the importance of blood donation. BloodCenter of Wisconsin thanks all donors – past and current – for donations that impact and save the lives of patients in the 56 hospitals we serve around Wisconsin. We thank you for giving us the privilege of carrying out this critical work.
This January, start the year off by making a resolution to help your community and the lives of people around you. It’s the perfect time to donate– when unpredictable weather and post-holiday activities make it difficult for donors to schedule appointments. Sixty percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet only 5 percent actually do. If all current donors would commit to making three donations per year, there would be little talk of shortages and the serious need in our community hospitals. Please consider donating at the upcoming community blood drive:
Mauston Community Blood Drive:
Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16
Mile Bluff Medical Center – Community Room, located on 2nd Floor
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days
For an appointment call BloodCenter toll free at 1-888-310-7555.
Walk-ins are welcome.
If, for some reason, you are unable to donate blood, there are more ways to start the year with a life-saving gift:
- Volunteer at a community drive
- Refer someone to donate blood or platelets – the number one reason people don’t donate is because they haven’t been asked
- Host a blood drive at your school, place of business or faith-based organization
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