The harsh winter has resulted in a need for blood.
Tomah Health and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin are joining forces to meet area blood needs by holding a blood drive March 24 from noon to 5 p.m. at Tomah’s Recreation Park (Exhibit Building) at 1625 Butts Ave., Tomah.
“The harshness of the cold the last few weeks has not been kind to the blood supply,” said Versiti BloodCenter account representative Emalea Cogdill. “Drives have been cancelled and donors have been reluctant to come out to donate,” she added.
The drive will be held at Tomah’s Recreation Park due to continued COVID visitor restrictions at Tomah Health. “We are extremely thankful to the Tomah Parks & Recreation Dept., for continued use of Recreation Park for our drives,” Tomah Health Marketing & Public Relations director Eric Prise said.
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Versiti is the sole supplier of blood to nearly 50 hospitals in Wisconsin including Tomah Health. BloodCenter officials remind the public that the blood donation process itself poses no risk of infecting a donor with coronavirus.