Successful Kiwanis Blood Drive


Successful Kiwanis Blood Drive

The Germantown Community Blood Drive has started off the 2018 year on a successful note. It was announced at the weekly Kiwanis meeting on Wednesday morning that the next Kiwanis Blood Drive will be held at Life Church in Germantown on March 6, 2018. 

The Blood Center of Wisconsin put out an urgent message to Germantown Kiwanis members and the community at large. “We have an urgent need and Monday is a critical collection day for BCW,” they wrote in an email to Kiwanis members.

In its second year of sponsoring the Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Drive, the Germantown Kiwanis Club has helped the Germantown Blood Drive grow from just 13 donors on average. “The important thing to note,” said John Krause, Sr, the Kiwanis member who has headed up the blood drive, “is that all of the blood donated to the Blood Center of Wisconsin is used to treat patients in Southeastern Wisconsin. The blood donated here stays here.”

Below is a chart of past Germantown Community Blood Drives:

Drives May 4 July 7 Sept 21 Jan 11 Mar 7 May 2
Scheduled Appt’s 45  40 44 48   42
No-Shows 12 13 8   8
Walk-Ins 13 19  15      25
Total Donors 40 47 42 40 41  52
Deferrals 6 4      8

*3 Walk-in’s that were unable to wait

“It is important to make an appointment when donating blood,” Krause pointed out. “Donors who set up an appointment ahead of time will be served first by the crew of the Blood Center of Wisconsin. They can have you in-and-out in 20 minutes to a half hour. Walk-in donors are also appreciated, but if you are on a tight time schedule it may not be as convenient for you. It takes less time if you are a regular donor because there is less paperwork that is required.”