BANGOR — To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood.
Individuals can schedule an appointment to give now by activating Amazon’s Alexa Red Cross Blood Skill by saying, “Alexa, find a blood drive,” or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities through Aug. 15
12-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Lamoine Bayside Grange, Route 184, Lamoine
1-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge, 140 Middle St.
2-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Vinalhaven Community School, 22 Arcola St., Vinalhaven
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Clinton Town Hall, 43 Railroad St., Clinton
1-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, Bucksport Regional Health Care, 110 Broadway, Bucksport
12-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, Sugarloaf Hotel, 5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley
12-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, St. Rose of Lima, 1 Church St., Jay
1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, American Legion, 21 Hassan Ave. Southwest Harbor
1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Peninsula School, 71 Main St.
2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, Good Shepherd Church, 2614 Main St., Rangeley
1-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Central Church, 20 Mission Avenue, Augusta
1-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Belfast Masonic Lodge, 20 Northport Ave.