The Community Blood Center Hosts 28th Annual MASH Blood Drive

Donate Blood June 29th 7 a.m. 6 p.m. at Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Community Blood Center (CBC), in partnership with Post 30 America’s Veterans Service Organization (AMVETS) in Greenville, will host their annual MASH-themed blood drive on Wednesday, June 29th from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton.

As schools close and busy summer schedules begin, CBC encourages eligible donors to make time for blood donation. Help CBC collect blood before the Fourth of July in their largest drive of the year. For each donation made, CBC will make a donation to the Post 30 AMVETS in Greenville plus, all presenting donors will receive a free MASH 2016 t-shirt, complimentary lunch and frozen treats. 

“Our annual MASH blood drive is crucial to our blood supply throughout the long holiday weekend,” said Kris Belanger vice president of donor services at CBC. “A blood donation at MASH can make a major difference. One life-saving donation ensures local hospital patients have the blood products they need, and contributes to the donation we’ll make to our local veterans. On top of all that, the event is a lot fun!” 

This event is open to the public. Walk-ins are accepted, however, appointments are appreciated and preferred. To schedule a blood donation for MASH 2016, please call (800) 280-4102 or visit www.communityblood.org/donate-blood.

All donors must meet specific eligibility criteria outlined by the FDA, accrediting organizations (such as AABB) and individual donation centers. To donate in Wisconsin, individuals must be at least 16 years old, in general good health and must meet weight and hemoglobin level requirements on donation day. Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of water prior to donation, and present a photo ID upon donation.

Receive social updates from CBC for MASH 2016! Get information and updates in anticipation for the event and share with others from our Facebook event page. Interact with CBC live on event day via Facebook (www.facebook.com/cbloodcenter) and Twitter (@CommBloodCenter) using the hashtag #CBCMASH2016.

The Community Blood Center (CBC) was established in 1955 and continues today as an independent nonprofit providing a safe and reliable blood supply to hospitals in Northeast Wisconsin, the Northwoods and upper Michigan. CBC has donor centers in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute and Woodruff, plus hosts over 100 blood drives every month. For more information on how you can donate blood or host a blood drive, please visit www.communityblood.org or call 800-280-4102.

Post 30 AMVETS, located in Greenville, is one of America’s Vet­er­ans Ser­vice Orga­ni­za­tions. AMVETS has a proud his­tory of assist­ing vet­er­ans and spon­sor­ing numer­ous pro­grams that serve our coun­try and its cit­i­zens. Their mission is to enhance and safe­guard the entitlements for all American veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services. For more information, visit www.amvets-wi.org.

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