Eligible Maine donors encouraged to give blood this May

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this May in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8 — the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder, Henry Dunant.

For an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities by county:

• Androscoggin

Auburn: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Flagship Cinemas Auburn, 730 Center St.; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 15, Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Turner: 7:45 a.m.- p.m. Thursday, May 7, Leavitt High School, 21 Matthews Way.


Brunswick: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Bank of America, 5 Industrial Parkway; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 8, Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St.; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Lowes Brunswick, 250 Bath Road.

Harrison: 1-6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton, 77 Main St.

Portland: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, May 4, Maine Medical Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, BerryDunn Portland, 100 Middle St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, Mercy Hospital, 144 State St.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Memic, 261 Commercial St.; 1-6 p.m. Monday, May 11, Keeley Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, CIEE, 300 Fore St.; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 15, Martins Point, 891 Washington Ave.

South Portland: Noon-5 p.m. Friday, May 8, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St.

Standish: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Standish Town Hall, 175 Northeast Road.

Yarmouth: 1-6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Saint Bartholomews Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road.


Farmington: 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Mount Blue Middle School, 269 Middle St.


Augusta: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 1, MaineGeneral Medical Center, 35 Medical Center Parkway; and Noon-6 p.m. Monday, May 11, Farrington Elementary School, 249 Eastern Ave.; and 1-7 p.m. Monday, May 4, Penney Memorial Church, 35 Grove St.

Hallowell: 1-6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, Ice Vault of Maine Hallowell, 203 Whitten Road.

Monmouth: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Monmouth Federal Credit Union, 1176 Main St.; and 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Friday, May 8, Monmouth Academy, 96 Academy Road.

Waterville: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 8, MaineGeneral Medical Center, 149 North St.

Windsor: 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Windsor School, 366 Ridge Road.


Bath: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, American Legion, 10 Congress St.

Richmond: Noon-5 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Richmond High School Gymnasium, 118 Main St.; Topsham: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, ARC Mid Coast Chapter, 16 Community Way.


Berwick: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, United Methodist Church, 37 School St.

Biddeford: Noon-6 p.m. Friday, May 15, YMCA Biddeford, 3 Pomerleau St.; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Hannaford Biddeford, 299 Elm St.

Cornish: 2-7 p.m. Monday, May 11, Mason Greenleaf 117 Cornish, 142 Maple St.

Kittery: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Kittery Trading Post, 301 U.S. Route 1.

Old Orchard Beach: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Old Orchard Beach High School, 40 EE Cummings Blvd.

Saco: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, May 11, Seacoast Flooring, 778 Portland Road; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 15, Cinemagic Theaters, 779 Portland Road.

York: 1-6 p.m. Friday, May 1, York County Council of Realtors, York: Meadowbrook Plaza, 647 U.S. Route 1, Suite 210.

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