Here's how you can pass along the gift of life here in Maine this holiday season.

The American Red Cross along with WABI TV5 will be holding a day-long holiday blood drive on Friday the 13th, at two different locations, one in Ellsworth and another in Bangor.

Every year between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, blood donations are few and far between as people are traveling and just generally very busy.  But the need for blood never ends.

The American Red Cross Holiday Blood Drive will take place at the following locations:

Sea Dog Brewing Company, 26 Front Street, Bangor. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stanley Subaru, 22 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton. Hours: noon to 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment to donate, visit and enter the sponsor code “WABI”; call 1-800-RED CROSS.  All donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card and a Red Cross t-shirt, and a warm fuzzy feeling that they have helped someone out this holiday season!

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