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During National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross reminds Americans to take simple steps to get ready for emergencies in their homes, workplaces and communities. One way to support this mission is to become a regular blood donor.
A stable blood supply is central to ensuring patient needs are met in emergencies. Blood can take up to three days to be tested, processed and made available for patients. It’s the blood already on the shelves that can help save lives when disaster strikes.
During the month of September the American Red Cross will be available at the following locations: Sebasticook Valley Health at 447 North Main Street in Pittsfield on Wednesday, September 24th from 12 to 5 PM, at the Unity Community Market at 368 Thorndike Road in Unity on Friday, September 26th from 1 to 6 PM, Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge at 26 Middle Street in Pittsfield on Monday, September 29th from 1 to 6 PM and the Red Cross will be at Unity College, located at 90 Quaker Hill Road in Unity on Tuesday, September 30th from 11 AM to 4 PM.