Superior Diesel will hold a community blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Superior Diesel is located at 3250 S. Fox Ranch Rd., Rhinelander.
Advance donation appointments are highly recommended, and may be made by calling Scott at (715) 365-0545 or by visiting www.save3lives.org. Walk-in donors are welcome, but scheduling an appointment keeps the total time required for a donation to less than an hour.
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.