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Blood center to hold blood drive, celebrate partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital

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STEVENS POINT — A local nonprofit that supplies life-saving blood and plasma to hospitals in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michicgan will host a blood drive and ribbon cutting on Feb. 1.

The event marks a new relationship between The Community Blood Center and Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital. The ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital in rooms six and seven.

The blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hospital. The community is invited to participate. All presenting donors will receive a free long-sleeve T-shirt.

“We are excited to become part of the Stevens Point community and thankful to Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital for their  support in serving patients in need,” said John Hagins, president and CEO of The Community Blood Center, in a news release. “Expanding into central Wisconsin underscores our commitment to our mission to ‘Connect Lives, Share Life,’ and is a responsibility that we welcome and take seriously.”

This new relationship means patients in the Stevens Point area will have the benefit of a dependable blood supply from a local organization that hosts more than 100 mobile blood drives monthly.

Additionally, CBC has walk-in donation locations in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute and Woodruff.

For more information on The Community Blood Center or to learn how you can donate blood or plasma, visit communityblood.org  or call 800-280-4102.

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