A Community Blood Drive will be held in Rhinelander Tuesday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a “Battle of the Badges” friendly competition between the Oneida and Vilas county law enforcement agencies.
The blood drive will take place at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, 2000 E. Winnebago St., and a taco lunch will be provided to all donors.
“The Community Blood Center has provided a safe blood supply to Wisconsin hospitals since 1955,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center. “We couldn’t have done this without the continued support of local blood donors. We are grateful for their generosity, and encourage you to join them in donating blood on May 6.”
Advance donation appointments are recommended, and may be made by calling Mary Goeldner at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department at 715-361-5201. 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.