The Community Blood Center Hosts Annual Hodag MASH Blood Drive

July 7, 2020

Hodag MASH Blood Drive 2020 will take place at Nicolet College

The Community Blood Center (CBC) will host the annual Hodag MASH Blood Drive on Thursday, July 16, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The blood drive will held at Nicolet College – Lakeside Commons.

“While COVID-19 has changed many things this summer, what hasn’t changed is the need for blood,” Chief Operating Officer, Kristine Belanger, said. “The Hodag Blood Drive is important to ensuring local patients have access to a reliable blood supply.”

CBC is the sole supplier of all blood, platelets and plasma to nearly 30 hospitals throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.

All presenting donors will receive a MASH t-shirt, lunch and refreshments, and an entry to win an outdoor gas grill, valued at approximately $500. 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. For more information or to schedule a donation, visit or call (800) 280-4102.