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Be a hero and donate blood during Red Cross Month

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BANGOR During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies.

For more than 30 years, blood donor Sherri Kay has been helping the Red Cross fulfill its lifesaving mission. 'Knowing that I help to save lives and make a difference through the Red Cross is one of the most significant things that I do,' she said.

Heroes of all blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply this spring. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Bar Harbor

3/24/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., MDI YWCA, 36 Mt. Desert St.

Castine

3/22/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Maine Maritime Academy, 5 Pleasant St

Mount Desert

3/23/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mount Desert High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Road

Sullivan

3/22/2016: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sumner Memorial High School, 2456 US Highway 1

Bangor

3/17/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Husson University, 1 College Cir

3/26/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bangor Mall, 663 Stillwater Ave

Dexter

3/30/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dexter Knights of Columbus, 102 Main St. Hill, Rte 23

East Millinocket

3/31/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Schenck High School, 45 North Street # 1

Howland

3/25/2016: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Penobscot Valley High School, 23 Cross Street

Last modified on Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:42

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