Here is one thing that is a sure sign life is getting back to normal-ish...surgeries and medical treatments that had been on hold because of COVID-19 concerns are being rescheduled. In fact the American Red Cross said the need for blood had grown 30% in the last few weeks after dropping off in early April because of the coronavirus concerns. But because of the virus and concerns surrounding it many, many blood drives have been cancelled. This is where you come in.

To get on track with those treatments and surgeries, they need to an amble supple of blood on hand to do that. Give blood. To make this even a wee-bit more enticing if you can give by the end of the May you will receive a special Red Cross T-shirt by mail, while supplies last and thanks to Amazon, all those who give in June will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card by email.

The American Red Cross says "healthy individuals who are feeling well are asked to make an appointment to donate in the weeks and months ahead by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

The Red Cross says there is only one source of blood and that is a healthy, volunteer donor.  Is that you?  Please help keep the blood supply strong with your donation.

Make an appointment today by visiting RedCrossBlood.org.  Calling 1-800-RED CROSS or downloading the blood donor app. AND remember to bring you ID!

I just want to say thank you.

Here is the list of upcoming blood drives in the area May 27 to June 15. I included the whole state since I have heard they bloods drives fill up fast. The weather is nice maybe you would consider a little drive to go to one a little farther from home.  Thanks again!

Androscoggin

Auburn
6/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn Auburn, 14 Great Falls Plaza

Lewiston
5/27/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ramada Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St

Lisbon Falls
6/8/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Avenue
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Cumberland

Brunswick
6/12/2020: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Parkview Adventist Medical Center, 329 Maine Street
6/2/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Brunswick Downtown Association Visitor Center, 16 Station Avenue

Freeport
6/11/2020: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Street
6/9/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., LLBean Retail Store Freeport, 95 Main Street

Gorham
5/29/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cressey Road United Methodist Church, 81 Cressey Road

New Gloucester
6/3/2020: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Pineland Farms YMCA, 25 Campus Dr Suite 100

Portland
5/27/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Portland Elks Lodge, 1945 Congress St.
6/10/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Portland Elks Lodge, 1945 Congress St.
6/3/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Portland Elks Lodge, 1945 Congress St.

Scarborough
6/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saint Maximilian Church, 150 Black Point Rd

South Portland
5/30/2020: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Post #35, 413 Broadway

Westbrook
5/29/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Westbrook Memorial Post 197, 300 Conant Street/Route 25

Yarmouth
6/12/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion Post 91, 196 Main St
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Kennebec

Augusta
6/5/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., MaineGeneral Medical Center, 35 Medical Center Parkway
6/9/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive

Gardiner
6/13/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Faith Christian Church, 280 Brunswick Ave

Hallowell
5/28/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Ice Vault of Maine Hallowell, 203 Whitten Road

Monmouth
5/30/2020: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., East Monmouth United Methodist Church, 573 Route 135

Waterville
6/6/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., O'Brien's Event Center, 375 Main St

Winthrop
6/4/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saint Francis Church, 130 Route 133
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Oxford

Buckfield
5/28/2020: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 5 High Street

Rumford
6/10/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Legion, 184 Congress St

South Paris
6/2/2020: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Paris Fire Dept, 137 Western Ave
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Sagadahoc

Topsham
6/1/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., ARC Mid Coast Chapter, 16 Community Way
6/15/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., ARC Mid Coast Chapter, 16 Community Way
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York

Biddeford
6/1/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., New Life Church, 551 Alfred Street

Cornish
6/2/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Greenleaf Masonic Lodge #117, 142 Maple Street

Kennebunk
6/9/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Kennebunk Masons, 159 Alfred Road

Kennebunkport
5/29/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Legion, 102 Main Street

Kittery
6/9/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Kittery Lions Club, 117 State Road

Saco
6/8/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 403 Main Street

South Berwick
6/11/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Spring Hill, 117 Pond Rd

Wells
6/3/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saint Marys Church, 236 Eldridge Rd

York
6/13/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., York Street Baptist Church, 61 York Street

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