?Run to Remember? Blood Drive scheduled
A “Run to Remember” Blood Drive will be held in honor of Kory Dahlvig Saturday, Sept. 21. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nicolet Collage, at 5364 College Drive in Rhinelander. The bloodmobile will park in the athletic fields at the entrance to Nicolet College.
The blood drive is planned in conjunction with a 5k run/walk to honor Kory Dahlvig. Kory was a Nicolet College graduate and Vilas County Sherriff’s Deputy who lost his life three years ago.
“If you’re looking for a way to help others, consider donating blood,” Jan Hadsell of the blood center said. “Every day, area hospital patients receive blood transfusions made possible by Community Blood Center donors. Join this group of dedicated, generous people, and make plans to give blood on Saturday.”
Advance donation appointments are highly recommended, and may be made by calling the Community Blood Center at 800-280-4102, or visiting www.save3lives.org. Walk-in donors are welcome, but scheduling an appointment helps ensure a fast and convenient process.
Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and bring a photo ID. Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.
Since 1955, the Community Blood Center has worked with volunteer blood donors to provide a steady, reliable blood supply for hospitals. Today, the blood center remains a nonprofit organization committed to serving hospital patients. The blood center is also a donor center with the National Marrow Donor Program, facilitating transplants for patients with life-threatening diseases.