New Hampshire Blood Donation Opportunities Dec. 1-15, 2015

MANCHESTER, NH (November 17, 2015) – The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.

Blood donations often decline from now to New Year’s Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments. Seasonal illnesses, such as colds and the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations.

In addition, there are fewer blood drives during the winter months when many hosting organizations postpone drives while people are traveling for the holidays. Severe winter weather may also cause scheduled blood drives to be canceled.

Despite the busy holiday season and threat of extreme freezing weather, the need for blood remains steady. Organizations can help by hosting a blood drive during the winter months, and eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB blood.

Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more about hosting a blood drive. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can now use the Blood Donor App to access their donor card and view vital signs from previous donations.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Belknap

Laconia

12/3/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sacred Heart Hall-Laconia, 31 Gilford Avenue

Meredith

12/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Meredith Community Center, One Circle Drive

Tilton

12/13/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road

Carroll

North Conway

12/1/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kennett High School, 409 Eagles Way

Wolfeboro

12/2/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N Main Street, P O Box 1270

Cheshire

Jaffrey

12/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., United Church of Jaffrey, 54 Main Street

Keene

12/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

12/7/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street

12/8/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

Grafton

Lebanon

12/2/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

12/9/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

Lincoln

12/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lincoln Town Hall, 148 Main Street

Hillsborough

Bedford

12/11/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VHB Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc, 2 Bedford Farms Suite 200

Hudson

12/5/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut Road

Manchester

12/2/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Envy Sports Club, 298 Queen City Ave.

12/2/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., North End Montessori School, 698 Beech Street

12/4/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Franklin Pierce University, 670 N.Commercial Street

Merrimack

12/1/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road

12/15/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road

Milford

12/10/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way

Nashua

12/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Hwy

Peterborough

12/11/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord Street

Merrimack

Concord

12/1/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Disability Determination Services – Walker Building, 21 South Fruit Street

12/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NH Supreme Court, 2 Charles Doe Drive

12/14/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Rd.

12/14/2015: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hugh Gallen State Office Complex Howard Rec Building, 99 Pleasant St.

12/2/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, 23 Hazen Dr.

12/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Concord Moose Lodge, 170 North State Street

12/8/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sam’s Club, 304 Sheep Davis Road

12/9/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., BW Design Group, 5 Chenell Drive

Franklin

12/9/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bessie C. Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive

Hooksett

12/8/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., David R. Cawley Middle School, 89 Whitehall Road

Rockingham

Brentwood

12/4/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Rockingham County Nursing Home, 117 North Road

Danville

12/4/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Danville Community Center, 169 Main Street

Epping

12/2/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post 51-Epping, 232 Calef Highway

Londonderry

12/8/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road

Newmarket

12/4/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saint Mary’s Parish, 182 South Main Street

Portsmouth

12/3/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Portsmouth Hospital, 333 Borthwick Ave.

12/4/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Cinemagic Portsmouth, 2454 Lafayette Rd, US Route 1

Salem

12/14/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walmart Salem, 326 North Broadway

Windham

12/1/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Rd.

Strafford

Barrington

12/14/2015: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Barrington Recreation Department, PO BOX 660, 105 Ramsdell Lane

Dover

12/2/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saint Ann Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 195 Dover Point Road

Durham

12/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

12/7/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

12/8/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

12/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

Lee

12/4/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lee Church Congregational, 17 Mast Road, Rt 155

Madbury

12/12/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Madbury Town Hall, 334 Knox Marsh Road – Rte 115

Rochester

12/1/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Rochester Elks Lodge, 41 Columbus Avenue

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site. 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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