PORTLAND — The American Red Cross recently announced in a news release several blood donation opportunities throughout Maine. To encourage donations and show appreciation, all those who attempt to donate blood Dec. 24 through Jan. 4, 2015, will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, A negative or B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

• Dec. 16: noon-6 p.m., Murray Hall, 69 Main St., Livermore Falls; noon-6 p.m., Saint Marthas Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk; 1-6 p.m., Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth; and noon-5 p.m., Ice Vault of Maine Hallowell, 203 Whitten Road, Hallowell.

• Dec. 17: 1-6 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport.

• Dec. 18: 1-6 p.m., Kittery Lions Club, 117 State Road, Kittery; 1-6 p.m., American Legion Rockland, 335 Limerock Street, Rockland; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston; 2-7 p.m., North Conway Grand Hotel, Route 16 at Settlers Green Outlet Village, North Conway, N.H.; noon-5 p.m., American Legion, 400 Eastern Ave., Augusta; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Walmart Augusta, 2001 Civic Center Drive, Augusta.

• Dec. 20: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St., Auburn; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Yarmouth AmVets, 48 North Road, Yarmouth; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. York Hospital in Wells, 114 Sanford Road, Well.

• Dec. 22: noon-6 p.m., North Parish Church, 893 Main St., Sanford; noon-6 p.m., Mason United 8, 65 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aubuchon Hardware, 138 Main St., Norway.

• Dec. 23: 2-7 p.m., North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham; 1-6 p.m., American Legion Post 112, 169 King St., Oxford; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Subway Waterboro, 40 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro.

• Dec. 24: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Masonic Hall, Harrison Road, Bridgton; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lowes Brunswick, 250 Bath Road, Brunswick.

• Dec. 26: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Smitty’s Cinema, 795 Roosevelt Trail, Windham.

• Dec. 27: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lowes Thomaston, 164 New County Road, Thomaston.

• Dec. 29: noon-6 p.m., Saint Mary’s Church, 236 Eldredge Road, Wells; 2-7 p.m., Saint Hyacinth’s Church, 295 Brown St., Westbrook; 1-6 p.m., Denmark Town Hall, Route 117, Denmark; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Smitty’s Cinema, 1364 Main St., Sanford.

• Dec. 31: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Farmington.


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