‘Tis the season of giving! Join us for a blood drive at the Fish Creek YMCA. Your donations are greatly valued at this time, as the CBC has a critically low inventory and a current need for ALL blood types. CBC provides blood products directly to Door County Medical Center.
Fish Creek, Wis. (November 3, 2020) – 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 Friday, November 6th, 2020 from 12–5pm at the Fish Creek YMCA, located at 3866 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI. All community members and general public are welcome.
Currently, CBC is conducting the coronavirus antibody test on all blood, platelet and plasma donations. This test is done to identify possible convalescent plasma donors who can join us in the fight against COVID-19. Testing all donations will help us potentially identify more donors who can help patients suffering from the coronavirus.
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To meet that need, 35,000 blood donations are needed across the country every single day.
“Blood is something that cannot be manufactured or made, it has to be given as a gift from one person to another,” Kristine Belanger, vice president, donor services, The Community Blood Center, said. “Every person who comes out to donate blood gives the best gift anyone can give, the gift of life.”
CBC’s focus is on providing blood and blood products to local hospitals, to meet the needs of local patients. 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 donation for the November 6th blood drive, please call The Community Blood Center at 800-280-4102 or visit www.save3lives.org and use sponsor code OT97. We encourage you to register in advance.
The CBC has walk-in donation locations in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute, and Woodruff. Additionally, the CBC hosts more than 100 local blood drives monthly in communities across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula.
For more information on The Community Blood Center, or to learn how you can donate blood or platelets, visit communityblood.org or call (800) 280-4102.
The Community Blood Center was established in 1955 and continues today as an independent nonprofit providing a safe and reliable blood supply to hospitals in Northeast Wisconsin, the Northwoods and upper Michigan. CBC has donor centers in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute and Woodruff, plus hosts over 100 blood drives every month. For more information on how you can donate blood or host a blood drive, please visit communityblood.org or call 800-280-4102.