The YMCA of the Northwoods will hold a community blood drive Wednesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The YMCA is located at 2003 Winnebago St. in Rhinelander. Donors will receive a $5 gift card to Subway; YMCA membership is not necessary to donate at the blood drive.
Advance donation appointments are highly recommended and may be made by calling the YMCA Welcome Center at (715) 362-9622, or visiting 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.