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Weston blood drive helps both with supply shortage, community groupSubmitted: 07/12/2018
Story By Thomas Goris

Weston blood drive helps both with supply shortage, community group
WESTON - Dozens of people helped fight against a major blood shortage while also benefiting a community group Thursday.

The Blood Center of Wisconsin hosted a blood drive at the Weston Municipal Center.


Many hospitals across the state face an extreme blood shortage.

Blood Center of Wisconsin Account Manager Becky Brown feels that blood is one resource people cannot take for granted.

"Blood is the one thing that we cannot replicate, we need human blood. It's really important for us to maintain a healthy supply, for cancer patients, for trauma patients, those that need it, and I think it's taken for granted. [People think] it's going to be there when you need it," said Brown.

Within thirty minutes of the blood drives start, more than 15 people were registered to donate.
Brown feels touched by the support the community has shown.

"I just think it's really a wonderful thing that people do to give back to them, to give back to the community, because the patients in need really do need the blood," said Brown.

The blood drive also benefited the "Be Amazing" group in Wausau.

"Be Amazing" was started by the daughter of Jason Weiland, the Everest Metro Police Detective killed in a shooting rampage last year.

The Blood Center donated $10 to "Be Amazing" for every pint of blood.



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