The Community Blood Center Hosts 32nd Annual MASH Blood Drive Honoring Veterans

June 19, 2020
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MASH Blood Drive 2020 will take place at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center to ensure ample space for donors

The Community Blood Center (CBC) will host the 32nd annual Appleton MASH Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 24, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. While this summertime favorite event has traditionally taken place in Houdini Plaza, CBC has changed the location this year to ensure ample space for all donors.

The MASH Blood Drive will be held at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center, 355 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton. For every unit of blood collected, CBC will make a monetary donation to the AMVETS Post 30 in Greenville.

“This year is a really important year for the MASH blood drive,” Chief Operating Officer, Kristine Belanger, said. “It’s an opportunity for our community to support our hospitals and our veterans through blood donation. COVID-19 has changed a lot these past few months, but what hasn’t changed is the need for blood. We need donors to meet the needs of our hospital partners.”

All presenting donors will receive a MASH t-shirt, lunch and refreshments, and an entry to win a $1,000 Mackinac Island vacation package. Upon arrival, donors will have their temperature taken and will be offered a mask.

Amid COVID-19, CBC has implemented a number of safety measures, including appropriate spacing in waiting areas and between donor beds, limiting staffing, mask and/or face shield wearing by staff members, masks provided for all donors, food safety, and additional sanitizing.

Appointments are required this year to ensure CBC can manage the number of people gathered at one time.

Click here to schedule your blood donation or call (800) 280-4102

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