The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give one last gift this holiday season and discover the true meaning of giving by donating blood.
The gift of a blood donation only takes about an hour and can give patients a chance to celebrate more holidays to come.
The Red Cross will be at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge at 140 Middle Street in Pittsfield on Tuesday, December 16th from 1 to 6 PM and at Mayo Regional Hospital on Monday, December 29th from 12 to 5 PM. The hospital is located at 897 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft.
To encourage donations and show appreciation, all those who attempt to donate blood on Wednesday, December 24th through Sunday, January 4th will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last.
Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, A negative or B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).