Give the gift of life

The WCA wants your blood! The need for blood is especially great during the summer. The Red Cross is urging everyone to donate blood or platelets to overcome the summer shortage. This life saving work is only possible with your help.

The WCA will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, August 25. The blood drive takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WCA’s Red Barn at 64 Village Road in Wilmot. To save time, you can preregister online. Whether you give blood or power red, all donors will receive a $5 Target e-Gift Card.

Can’t donate? You can still help by donating snacks or volunteering to staff the check-in desk and canteen. Email Nancy Large if you would like to help.

For more information on the blood drive and many other programs, check the WCA events page or stay up to date with WCA activities on Facebook.

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Two blood drives at WCA this summer

The WCA hosted its first of two Red Cross Blood Drives on June 16.

Blood donor John Demars of Newbury is assisted by volunteer Judy Hauck.

Whether you reserve a time in advance or need a walk-in appointment, the WCA’s Red Barn on Village Road in Wilmot is a perfect venue for a blood drive. Nancy Large, WCA president headed up the event. “We are delighted to work with the Red Cross on this important project,” said Nancy.

On average, donors needed to set aside about a half hour to donate blood. Experienced Red Cross staff provides private booths or comfortable recliners for donors while volunteers help with check in and the refreshment table.

Many thanks to Nancy’s hardworking volunteers, who included Adam Glass, Judy Hauck, Lindy Heim, Patty McGoldrick,Dana O’Donnell, and Nancy Schlosser . Everyone enjoyed hot pizza generously donated by Pizza Chef, Andover. Nancy, a blood donor herself continued, “The WCA is proud to help the Red Cross achieve its lifesaving goal of supplying blood products.”

The next Blood Drive at the WCA Red Barn is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 25.