As flu and low outdoor temperatures keep people away from blood drives and donor centers this winter, BloodCenter of Wisconsin urges healthy individuals to make a donation on Tuesday at Ho-Chunk Gaming or Feb. 27 at Nekoosa High School. Both blood drives are open to the public.
The blood drive at Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa will be from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Grille Restaurant, 949 Highway G. The drive at Nekoosa High School will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 in the auditorium, 500 Cedar St. Walk-ins are welcome at both drives. For an appointment or more information, call BloodCenter at 888-310-7555.
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.