It's the stuff of life
The St. Germain Fire Department and the Lions Club will be hosting a blood drive, Friday, April 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the fire department EMS building.
The blood drive will be conducted by the Community Blood Center (CBC) which has an office in Woodruff, north on 51. This is one of four locations whose parent location is in Appleton, WI. The other two locations are in Little Chute and Oshkosh.
This is an independent, non-profit organization that has been providing local hospitals with a steady blood supply since 1955. In addition to the centers, CBC maintains, “8 self-contained blood drive units: 5 bloodmobiles and 3 indoor blood drive units. Last year, volunteer donors gave more than 50,000 blood donations from CBC.”
Currently, there are 17 hospitals in Wisconsin and Michigan that are supplied blood collected by volunteer donors. CBC also facilitates bone marrow donations.
Their staff helps to educate the community by holding informational presentations, educational materials and classroom talks.
In addition to the blood drives, volunteers may donate blood at their local CBC center. The hours for donation in Woodruff are, Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. To make an appointment, call (800) 280-4102.
There is also a weekly blood drive in Rhinelander at Trig’s Riverwalk Center on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. you can make an appointment by visiting this website.
The CBC advises those who are donating to make sure they bring a photo ID, eat a healthy meal before arriving and drink lots of water.
Make an appointment by calling Larry at the St. Germain Pharmacy at 715-479-7608 or toll free 1-800-280-4102.
To learn more about the CBC, visit and find out the facts on their platelet challenge, different types of donations as well as their bone marrow program.
Headquarters for the CBC is:
Community Blood Center
4406 West Spencer Street
Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: (920)738-3131 or (800)280-4102