Supporting the Gift of Life!

Marchant-Schmidt, Muthig Industries and RB Royal have combined to hold tri-company blood drives about every 60 days for the American Red Cross over the past year. Thanks to their support and others across the United States, the American Red Cross is able to respond to disasters both large and small and to provide blood for those in need.

To recognize their support of the Red Cross, Sherry Holmes, left and Lisa Stanchfield, second from right, presented Heroes piggy banks to Bruce Muthig, CEO of Muthig Industries, Jeno Thueck of Marchant-Schmidt, and Jim Neumann, CEO of RB Royal, far right.”, (Taima Kern/Action Publications)

Wanted: Blood Donors

The Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.

In May and June, donations were at the lowest level the Red Cross has seen in this timeframe in over a dozen years, while demand for blood products remained steady. Because of that, the Red Cross needs blood donors now more than ever. All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.

We highly encourage all type O negative blood donors who meet the eligibility requirements to double the difference by becoming a double red cell donor.  If eligible, you can give to give two donations at once.

Make a Blood Donation Appointment Today!

Need for Blood Continues; Can you Help?

Guest Blog Post:  Dave Liethen | Donor Recruitment Representative American Red Cross

It’s the time of year when we all are looking forward to the snow disappearing.  This is a time of the year when the Red Cross usually has a stable blood supply.  However, the effects of this winter will linger long after the snow is gone.  Snow and ice storms across the country, including in Wisconsin have created a real crimp in the nations blood supply.  The bad winter weather across the country (remember the snow and ice in Dallas at the Super Bowl?) has caused the cancelation of over 750 Red Cross blood drives and over 28,000 scheduled blood donations. As a result, collections in the month of January were the lowest in a decade.  It’s critical that we do everything to can to help the blood supply.  Please help us do our part so that no matter how many patients show up at the hospitals in need of blood, they will be able to get it right away.

In addition to the blood drive sites we always go to, we have added number of new blood drive sites coming up so pick the place that works the best for you.  Some of the new blood drive sites include: the Resch Center with the Green Bay Gamblers Hockey Team, Bellin College in Bellevue and N.E. W. Lutheran High School on Green Bay’s east side. Check our website www.redrcossblood.org for more details.

 The high school blood drive season is fast approaching the end.  Please help the high schools reach their goals by encouraging young people to get in the habit of donating blood.  Most students can start donating as young as age 16 and weight at least 110.  Those students who want to donate and are 16 will need to have the Red Cross permission slip signed by a parent or guardian.  To get the permission slip, go to our website www.redcrossblood.org or stop by the school office.

Thanks for donating!

Dave

Get your Groceries & Donate Blood

Still need to pick up the surf and turf for New Years Eve? While you are out shopping on Wednesday, December 30 or Thursday, December 31, why not also give blood. Festival Foods in DePere is hosting a blood drive from 9:00am-2:00pm for the general public. The American Red Cross Donor Coach will be parked in the parking lot. Walk-ins always welcomed!

If you can’t make it to donate at the Festival Foods Blood Drives, you still have a chance to donate before the end of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Denmark Community Blood Drive

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 435 Wisconsin Ave

Thursday, Dec. 31, 10am-2pm

All donors will receive a FREE T-SHIRT!

Or

American Red Cross Deckner Center

2131 Deckner Ave, Green Bay

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8:00am – Noon