Weiler’s Trisha Mayer Offers $15 Car Washes for Blood Donation
OnFocus – According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S. Blood donations are essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries.
When Trisha Mayer’s father-in-law was bleeding internally last month, it was donated blood that helped save his life. After witnessing his condition and learning about how needed blood donation is right now, Mayer decided to donate blood for the first time.
“It was so fulfilling. It didn’t take long at all,” she said of her experience. “I had to make sure I took iron supplements before because I tried back in 2008 and was too low. Everyone there was so grateful, and I got a snack afterward.”
Each year, an estimated 6.8 million people in the U.S. donate blood – not nearly enough to keep blood banks at comfortable levels. Regular blood donations can mean the difference between life and death for a patient.
“I have always admired my dad Gene for always donating, ever since he was old enough, every chance they allow,” said Mayer. “I hope others will consider taking an hour to help save a life!”
To encourage donations, Mayer invites anyone who donates blood at Versiti Blood Center between now and May 14 to bring their yellow slip to Weiler’s 2005 North Central Ave location to receive a $15 car wash. (Bring the yellow slip to Mayer Monday-Friday between 7:30am-3:30pm.)
“Weiler’s is always on board with my ideas,” said Mayer. “They love to help the community, and of course, car washes are always necessary!”
Versiti is located at 508 N Central Ave. To make an appointment, visit https://www.versiti.org/ways-to-give/blood-donation/locations/marshfield or call (877) 232-4376
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