Mark Your Calendar to Participate in the Largest Blood Drive in NE Wis.

Seenia Thao - Anika AbidThe American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter’s 23rd Annual Super Donor Days will be on July 1, 2009 from 1 pm to 7 pm and July 2, 2009 from 7 am to 1 pm at Shopko Hall in Green Bay, Wis. This year the Super Donor Days goal is 400 pints. “There are people who need blood each and every day so if people can bring a family member or a friend when they come to donate that would be great,” says Dave Liethen, Donor Recruitment Representative.

Liethen says the blood drive is held at this time of year to make sure there is enough blood available over the holiday.  It isn’t that that there is an increase of need but with people going on vacation and preparing for the holiday there is a drop in donations.The blood drive is very important to make sure we have blood on hand for those who are in accidents, have heart attacks, need it for cancer treatments and all others in our area whose lives are saved by blood donations.

The Red Cross will be doing its best to make it easy and fun for donors who make it to Super Donor Days. For the convenience of blood donors there will be free childcare and free parking across the street from Shopko Hall. Glass Nickel Pizza Company will be providing free pizza and Schwan’s will be offering free ice cream. There will be give-aways to the first 50 participants and lots of other fun stuff.

Walk-ins are always welcome but scheduling an appointment is appreciated. To make an appointment: log on to http://www.givebloodgivelife.org/ or by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543).Q90 FM DJ-Scotty

A lot of people donate because there is a need and they want to help out. “In today’s economy this is one way people can help out without opening up their purse or wallet,” says Liethen.

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