GREEN BAY - Most of us try to donate blood as much as we can, but one Green Bay man takes that to the extreme.
Bill Waerzeggers began donating in 1970.
Friday, he donated his 100th gallon of blood.
His blood type is O-negative, which means anyone can take his blood.
Every two weeks, bill makes a donation of platelets too.
"I think there was a more desire for me to help out a different facet of people who are in need of red blood cells or platelets," Waerzeggers said. "The platelets I give go to cancer and leukemia patients and it's their, it's realistically one of their last chances to survive the disease that they have unfortunately been blessed with."
The Red Cross says 100 gallons of blood could possibly save over 2000 lives.
38 percent of people are eligible to donate blood; However, only eight percent actually do.
NORTHWOODS - Children went back to school across the Northwoods Tuesday. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for anything.
Emergency workers say it's important to have a plan in place for all possible emergency situations. That plan should include emergency contacts, safe meeting locations, and emergency kits in homes and cars. Officials say taking time to plan and practice is crucial.
"Look at things before it happens," says Dawn Robinson, Oneida County Emergency Management Program Assistant. "Make sure your family, your loved ones, your neighbors, make sure everyone has a plan and practice those plans. That way when something does happen, it becomes more, that you know what to do, so be prepared as much as possible, and practice."
Part of being prepared is communication and knowing who to contact. Officials encourage parents to make sure that schools have up-to-date emergency contact information, especially for small children.
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