Are you healthy and feeling well?  It's pretty much guaranteed that someone here in Maine is not, and could really use some donated blood.

I’m sure you can list dozens of things that have been put on pause during this coronavirus pandemic – school, sports, events and more.  But, one thing that hasn't hit the pause button is the need for blood across our entire state.  At this very moment, more than one person here in Maine is suffering from the results of an accident, experiencing childbirth, cancer treatments, or some other medical complication.

You can be a hero and donate "the gift of life" at one of the following American Red Cross blood drives in our area of Maine.

Corinth - 5/5/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Northern Light Primary Care, 492 Main Street

Pittsfield - 5/7/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 200 Central Street

Bangor - 5/8/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bangor Blood Donation Center, 900B Hammond Street.

Bangor - 5/9/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bangor Blood Donation Center, 900B Hammond Street

Dexter - 5/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dexter Unitarian Universalist Church, 35 Church Street

Ellsworth - 5/12/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elks Lodge 2743 Ellsworth, 317 High Street

Belfast - 5/13/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Belfast Masonic Lodge, 20 Northport Ave

Pittsfield - 5/14/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 200 Central Street

Hermon - 5/15/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Central Maine Harley Davidson, 2387 Route 2

By the way, "each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to safeguard donors, volunteers and employees", according to an American Red Cross press release.

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule your appointment.  Someone will thank you for it!

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