Winter weather has recently cancelled various blood drives in the region, and the American Red Cross says that there is now an urgent need to increase the blood supply.

Donating the gift of life is pretty easy.  Just find a local blood drive, and then schedule an appointment by either calling 1-800-733-2767, or, at the American Red Cross website.

Here are a few upcoming local blood drives in the Bangor area:

Friday, February 2nd, 9AM - 2PM, @ Eastern Maine Medical Center

Friday, February 9th, 11AM - 4PM, @ Hollywood Casino, 500 Main Street, Bangor

Saturday, March 3rd, 8AM - 1PM, St. Mary's Church, 754 Ohio Street, Bangor