Blood drive to be held at World War II Memorial, Wautoma

The Community Blood Center (CBC), a local non-profit organization supplying life-saving blood and platelets to hospitals in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is hosting a blood drive on Monday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the World War II Memorial Building, Wautoma. The drive is open to the public, and community members are encouraged to schedule a donation appointment.

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. To meet that need, 35,000 blood donations are needed across the country every day.

“Blood is something that cannot be manufactured or made; it has to be given as a gift from one person to another,” said Kristine Belanger, Vice President, donor services, The Community Blood Center. “Every person who comes out to donate blood gives the best gift anyone can give, the gift of life.”

CBC hosts more than 100 blood drives monthly in communities across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, and is proud to support 100 percent of the blood needs of patients in 21 area hospitals. In more than 30 years, no hospital serviced by CBC has had to cancel a scheduled surgery due to a lack of blood supply.

To schedule a blood donations, please call 1-800-280-4102. For more information on The Com-munity Blood Center or to learn how you can donate blood or platelets, visit www.CommunityBlood.org.