American Red Cross to hold area blood drives

Posted Sept. 26, 2011, at 9:56 a.m.

BANGOR — The American Red Cross, Northern New England Blood Services Region will hold blood drives in cities and towns throughout Maine. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors are needed every day to make sure there is an adequate blood supply for patients in need. All presenting donors in October can enter to win a seven-day cruise for two from Boston to Bermuda aboard the Norwegian Dawn. Prize is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable.

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 4, Bucksport High School, Bucksport

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 5, Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln

• 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 5, Eastern Maine Development Corp., Bangor

• 1-6 p.m., Oct. 6, Winslow VFW, Winslow

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 8, Inland Hospital, Waterville

• 1-6 p.m., Oct. 11, American Legion Post 29, Dover Foxcroft

• 1-6 p.m., Oct. 11, Penecostal Church, Patten

• Noon-6 p.m., Oct. 12, Skowhegan Community Center, Skowhegan

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 15, Ellsworth Fire Department, Ellsworth

• Noon-5 p.m., Oct. 17, University of Maine Sennett Hall, Machias

• 1-6 p.m., Oct. 18, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Deer Isle

• 1-6 p.m., Oct. 18, Calais Regional Hospital, Calais

• 12:30-5:30 p.m., Oct. 19, Saint Denis Social KOC Fort Fairfield, Fort Fairfield

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 19, Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield

• 2-7 p.m., Oct. 21, Belfast Masonic Lodge, Belfast

• Noon-5:30 p.m., Oct. 24, Caribou Inn and Conference Center, Caribou

• Noon-5 p.m., Oct. 25, University of Maine, Presque Isle

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 26, Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 27, Fairpoint South China, South China

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 29, Bay School, Blue Hill

The American Red Cross Donor Center, located 900 B Hammond Street in Bangor, is open for donations 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. first and third Saturday of each month. Donors are encouraged to call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit online at redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

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