Due to several factors that have occurred over the past few months, there is now a severe blood shortage and the American Red Cross is asking you to donate!

"Fewer blood drives in September and October coupled with hurricanes Michael and Florence, which caused thousands of blood and platelet donations to go uncollected, were key contributing factors to the current blood shortage according to an American Red Cross press release.

The following are blood drives schedule for our area.  Could you take an hour to donate?  Someone in dire need would thank you someday. If so, then call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment, or do it HERE!

DOWNEAST:

Castine - 11/13/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Maine Maritime Academy, 5 Pleasant St

Ellsworth - 11/14/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., St. Josephs Church, 231 Main Street

Harrington - 11/14/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Narraguagus Jr/Sr High School, 1611 Main St.

Belfast - 11/23/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Belfast Masonic Lodge, 20 Northport Ave

Sullivan - 11/28/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sumner Memorial High School, 2456 US Highway 1

Deer Isle - 11/30/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Deer Isle Stongington High School, 251 North Deer Isle Road

Lamoine - 12/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Lamoine Bayside Grange, Route 184

Belfast - 12/10/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tarratine Tribe, 153 Main Street

Bucksport -12/11/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Saint Vincent de Paul, 158 Franklin Street, Box S

BANGOR AREA:

11/15/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Bangor Christian Schools, 1476 Broadway

11/23/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Bangor Blood Donation Center, 900B Hammond Street

11/24/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Church of Latter Day Saints Bangor, 639 Grandview Drive

11/28/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., DHHS Bangor, 396  Griffin  Rd

12/13/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Penquis CAP, 262 Harlow St

Lee - 11/16/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lee Academy, 4 Winn Road

Dover Foxcroft - 11/19/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Piscataquis Regional YMCA, 48 Park St

Dexter - 11/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dexter Unitarian Universalist Church, 35 Church Street

Orono - 12/4/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Road

Unity - 12/4/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road

Orono - 12/5/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Road

Old Town - 12/7/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Old Town United Methodist Church, 726 Stillwater Avenue

Corinth - 12/14/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main Street