contributed…..Mauston residents are encouraged to help “save the day” and donate blood for patients in need at one of upcoming blood drives hosted by BloodCenter of Wisconsin. In gratitude to blood donors who are giving a life-saving gift, there will be a drawing for 4 State Fair tickets each day.

Mauston Community Blood Drive:

Monday, July 29 & Tuesday, July 30

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day

Mile Bluff Medical Center, Hospital Community Room

For an appointment call BloodCenter toll free at 1-888-310-7555.   Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Blood donations decrease during busy summer months as donors’ attention turns to enjoying the many Wisconsin festivals and family events. By donating this summer, donors can be assured that their unique gifts will help to “save the day” for patients in our community and beyond. Patients like Tim Thiel.   

                                                                   Tim lost his leg — and almost his life — when a speeding car hit his motorcycle   head-on. Thanks to the generosity of blood donors, Tim received the nine   units he needed to survive the tragedy and the surgeries that followed. He was   back in the gym within months, training for the Summerfest Rock ’n Sole Run. 

Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date

 About BloodCenter of Wisconsin

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a private, not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood services, organ and tissue recovery, marrow donation and education, diagnostic testing, medical

services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties. BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu.