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Blood drive attracts 78 donors
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Blood Drive

MUSCODA - People have stepped up to help others in such a big way during the pandemic. For many patients in hospitals awaiting surgeries and transplants, battling cancer, or recovering from traumatic accidents, the need for blood continues. The Red Cross has experienced about a 10 percent decline in the number of people donating blood since the pandemic began and is experiencing a national blood crisis, the worst shortage in over 10 years, so every donation impacts the continuity of patient care.

There’s no doubt the community of Muscoda’s commitment to host a blood drive with the American Red Cross truly makes a difference! On Tuesday, January 18, the Muscoda Community Blood Drive registered 78 total donors and collected 81 units of blood!

Every donor was automatically entered for a chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, California or a Big Game at Home package for an awesome viewing experience.

Special thanks to Janis Frazier, Brook Frazier, and John and Jacquie Schmaedick for volunteering to register donors as well as St. Vincent de Paul of Muscoda for generously funding extra snacks for our donors.

Appointments are critical to keeping the donation process as safe and efficient as possible. The next Muscoda Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, March 29th at St. John’s Catholic Church, is ready for scheduling now!

Recent Muscoda blood drive registered 78 donors

Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Right now, there may be people waiting for blood in our own area. Can they count on you to donate? Come and help save lives!

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent in WI), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. To help ensure a pleasant and successful donation experience, please drink an extra 16 ounces of water and fluids before donating and be sure to get a good night’s sleep before hand. You may still donate blood after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine is important in determining your blood donation eligibility.