St. Mary Magdalene will be sponsoring a Blood Drive with the Community Blood Center on Thursday, September 8, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. All members ages 17 years or older (16 years with parental consent), faculty, friends, and family are invited to participate in this life-saving effort. If you are interested in donating blood, please contact the church office at 715-258-2088 for an appointment time. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Donating blood is safe and easy. The entire process takes about 45 minutes to one hour from registration to refreshments. The actual donation of blood takes about seven to ten minutes. It is a very small amount of time you can give to save someone’s life. The need for a new generation of blood donors in increasing. Only 4 to 7 percent of the population donates blood each year. There are many patients desperately needing your blood donation. Won’t you save a life?

Before you donate:

Bring a photo ID

Drink lots of water

Eat a hearty meal