Memorial blood drive planned in Rhinelander
A Remember Ron Montezon Blood Drive has been planned Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 2 to 7 p.m.
The blood drive is being held in honor of Ron Montezon, who passed away 10 years ago.
The blood drive will take place at Grace Foursquare Church, at 4300 Highway 17 in Rhinelander.
Dinner will be provided for donors from 5 to 7:00 p.m.
“Donating blood is a really great way to help others!” Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center said. “Blood transfusions touch the lives of hospital patients and their families every day, and volunteer blood donors help make this happen. I encourage you to drop by on Wednesday and give blood.”
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.