Freemasons Sponsor Second Red Cross Blood Drive Against COVID-19
Jefferson, WI: Freemasons of Jefferson County Lodge #9 are partnering once again with the American
Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive in support Red Cross efforts to provide much needed blood in the
fight against COVID-19. The blood drive will be held at the Jefferson County Masonic Center, 617
Masonic Blvd, in Jefferson, on Tuesday, June 30th, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“Again, the American Red Cross and Jefferson County Lodge #9 are partnering together to maintain a
sufficient blood supply during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Heather Olsen, Donor
Recruitment Manager for the American Red Cross. “Since Wisconsin has ‘opened for business,’ it is very
easy to think that we’re done. But the real story is that we are not yet through this pandemic, and a
reliable supply of blood donations is absolutely critical to the fight against COVID-19. Our partnership
with Jefferson County Lodge is a significant part of maintaining that supply.” To date, over 1.9 million Americans have contracted COVID-19, and just over 100,000 have died. Here in Wisconsin, there have been 19,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with just over 600 deaths.
“We urge the people of Jefferson and surrounding communities to come out and donate blood,” said
David Medici, Secretary of the Lodge. “The Red Cross has robust protocols for ensuring blood donors will
be protected during their donation period, so there’s really no reason to worry. Giving blood, especially
now, is safe and it is something that is desperately needed. Please come and donate.”
About Jefferson County Lodge #9: Jefferson County Lodge #9 is a constituent Lodge of the Grand Lodge
Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin, and a member of the global fraternity of Masons. Its members
are drawn from all cultures, races, nations, political affiliations, and professions, united by a common
devotion to character development and service to the communities and nations in which they live. As
such, the Lodge encourages any good man who seeks to improve himself and his community to join us in
in a united effort to be a force for good to all mankind.