The Community Blood Center and Ascension Eagle River Hospital will hold a blood drive Thursday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital, located at 150 Hospital Road in Eagle River.

The blood drive will be located in the cafeteria on the lower level of the hospital.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo ID.

Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment, call the Community Blood Center at 1-(800) 280-4102 or visit and use sponsor code VI18.

The Community Blood Center provides 100% of the local blood needed by the Ascension hospitals in Eagle River, Tomahawk, Merrill and Rhinelander, as well as Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.