(5/8/12) Ho- Chunk Gaming Black River Falls will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, May 16.
The blood drive starts at Noon and donors will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. in the Bingo Hall. For an appointment call Lynda Heinz at (715) 284-9098 ext. 4106. Walk-ins are welcome. It’s a chance to give the precious gift of life to those who need your help.
As a special thank you, all who attempt to donate blood on May 16th will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate for a two-night stay in a double room suite at the Wilderness Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The certificate, courtesy of the Wilderness Resort, 511 E. Adams St., will be valid anytime except holidays and certain peak periods and the suite will accommodate up to six guests. Everyone who donates will also receive a free water park ticket for Mt. Olympus in Wisconsin Dells.
As you and your family celebrate Mother’s Day, graduations and the many family events of May, BloodCenter encourages you to take the time to help families in need with a blood donation. The person you help could be a mother who is fighting cancer, a child who is facing surgery, or a teen who has been in an accident. He or she could even be someone you know.
All area hospitals depend on these donations to treat their patients. All blood types are needed.
Anyone 16 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. The entire process takes about an hour and all blood types are needed. Donors should bring a photo ID.
About BloodCenter of Wisconsin
BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a private, not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood collection, organ and tissue recovery, marrow donation and education, diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties including all community hospitals in Wood, Marathon and Portage Counties. BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu.