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It’s Heart Month throughout February and if you donate blood with the Red Cross you may also win a trip to Florida. All who give in February will also receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card.

One in 7 patients entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion. At the same time, only about 3% of Americans give blood. The American Red Cross needs more people to make and keep appointments to give blood or platelets.

Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/heart.

Donors of all blood types – particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – and platelet donors are needed daily to meet demand. Protect the blood supply from dropping – book a time to give blood or platelets by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

2/17/2023: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road, Route 27, Wiscasset
2/17/2023: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Owls Head Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive, Owls Head
2/22/2023: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington
2/23/2023: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Rockland American Legion, 335 Limerock Street., Rockland
2/23/2023: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast
2/24/2023: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Central Hall Commons, 152 E Main St., Sponsored by Northern Light Mayo Hospital, Dover Foxcroft
2/25/2023: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Litchfield Fire Dept., 2400 Hallowell Rd., Litchfield
2/27/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Augusta Elks, 397 Civic Center Drive, P.O. Box 2206, Augusta
2/28/2023: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., YMCA, 116 Union St., Rockport
2/28/2023: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water Street, Fairfield

Other upcoming blood drives HERE.

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