By Dan Griffin, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) -
A blood drive in Marathon County is adding a small reward to a good deed.
Blood Center of Wisconsin organizers said every donor who gives blood at the Rothschild drive, will get a free one-day ticket to the Wisconsin Valley Fair.
Organizers said blood donations decrease during the summer and drives like these help bring in more people and more donations.
Donors said it's all about saving lives.
"There's obviously a need for blood, when there's an accident or surgery, they need the blood, and I've been healthy all my life, never sick, and so I want to do something helpful I guess," said Lavern Erdman.
Organizers said about 70 people donated blood Friday.
The blood drive and free tickets continue through next week.