Vermont Blood Donation Opportunities Jan. 1-15, 2016

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

All those who give blood or platelets in January will receive
a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card

BURLINGTON, VT (December 16, 2015) — The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2016, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.

For the ninth year, the Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts will partner in January to help increase donations and reward generous donors during National Blood Donor Month. Through the “Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference” campaign, all those who come to give blood or platelets in January at Red Cross blood drives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and parts of New York will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card*. The DD Card can be used toward the purchase of any item at participating Dunkin’ Donuts – including coffee, hot chocolate, and baked goods, among other items. In addition, the DD gift card features a Red Cross logo, is reloadable and can also be enrolled in the DD Perks® Rewards program.

National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. With a shelf life of 42 days, red blood cells must be constantly replenished to maintain an adequate supply for patients. Individuals who come out to give blood Jan. 1 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Addison

Middlebury

1/12/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Legion Middlebury, 49 Wilson Rd.

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Bennington

Bennington

1/6/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Bennington, 601 Main St

Manchester

1/13/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3624 Main Street

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Caledonia

Danville

1/6/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Danville Congregational Church, 87 Hill St.

Groton

1/4/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Groton Community Building, 314 Scott Highway

Saint Johnsbury

1/14/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave

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Chittenden

Burlington

1/7/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Edlund Company, 159 Industrial Pkwy

1/9/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Burlington Town Center, Burlington Town Center, Upper Level between Spencer’s & Famous Footwear

Essex Junction

1/7/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Albert D Lawton School, 104 Maple Street

Hinesburg

1/13/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Jude’s Parish Hall, Route 116

Shelburne

1/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road

South Burlington

1/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Rock of Greater Burlington, 73 Thompson St.

1/9/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., University Mall, 155 Dorset Street

Winooski

1/15/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., My Web Grocer, Champlain Mill, 20 Winooski Falls Way

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Franklin

Saint Albans

1/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Holy Angels Church, 247 Lake St.

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Lamoille

Morrisville

1/15/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., VFW, 28 Pleasant Street

Stowe

1/14/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Stowe Area Assoc., 51 Main Street

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Orange

Randolph Center

1/5/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Catholic, 43 Hebard Hill

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Rutland

Pittsford

1/14/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 67 Gecha Lane

Proctor

1/2/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Proctor High School, 4 Park Street

Rutland

1/8/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street

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Washington

Barre

1/11/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Barre ELKS, 10 Jefferson Street

East Montpelier

1/12/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Route 2

Montpelier

1/14/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 792, 792 Pioneer St

1/6/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St

Northfield

1/7/2016: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Sq

Waitsfield

1/5/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Cabot Creamery, 193 Home Farm Way

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Windham

Brattleboro

1/5/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Carl M Dessaint VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Road

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Windsor

Windsor

1/15/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion, 4 Court Street

 

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.

*DD Cards are redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Dunkin’ Donor Cards are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.

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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New Hampshire Blood Donation Opportunities Jan. 1-15, 2016

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

All those who give blood or platelets in January will receive
a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card

MANCHESTER, NH (December 16, 2015) — The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2016, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.

For the ninth year, the Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts will partner in January to help increase donations and reward generous donors during National Blood Donor Month. Through the “Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference” campaign, all those who come to give blood or platelets in January at Red Cross blood drives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and parts of New York will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card*. The DD Card can be used toward the purchase of any item at participating Dunkin’ Donuts – including coffee, hot chocolate, and baked goods, among other items. In addition, the DD gift card features a Red Cross logo, is reloadable and can also be enrolled in the DD Perks® Rewards program.

National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. With a shelf life of 42 days, red blood cells must be constantly replenished to maintain an adequate supply for patients. Individuals who come out to give blood Jan. 1 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Belknap

Meredith

1/12/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo, 300 NH Rt. 25, PO Box 237

Tilton

1/9/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road

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Carroll

North Conway

1/7/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., North Conway Grand Hotel, Rt. 16 at Settlers Green Outlet Village, 2 Common Court

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Cheshire

Hinsdale

1/6/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Millstream Community Center-Hinsdale, Millstream Community Center, 19 Main Street

Keene

1/12/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

1/13/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cheshire Medical Center, 580 Court Street

1/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street

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Coos

Berlin

1/14/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Androscoggin Valley Hospital, 59 Page Hill Road

Groveton

1/5/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St Francis Parish Center, 28 State Street

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Grafton

Hanover

1/5/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Kendal at Hanover, 80 Lyme Road

Lebanon

1/13/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

Littleton

1/7/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Elks Lodge #1831, 42 Bethlehem rd (route 302)

Monroe

1/8/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monroe School, 77 Woodsville Road

Plymouth

1/8/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket, Route 25, Hatch Plaza

Woodsville

1/15/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cottage Hospital, 90 Swiftwater Road

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Hillsborough

Hudson

1/2/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Presentation of Mary Academy, 182 Lowell Rd

1/2/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., WZID, 182 Lowell Rd.

Manchester

1/14/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dept of Public Health, Manchester Department of Public Health, 1528 Elm St

1/14/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Manchester Public Library, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St

1/14/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Manchester Police Department, Manchester Police Department, 405 Valley St

1/14/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., City Hall Plaza, City Hal Plaza, 900 Elm St 5th Floor

Merrimack

1/5/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road

Milford

1/14/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way

Nashua

1/12/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dartmouth-Hitchcock, 2300 Southwood Drive

1/7/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Hwy

Peterborough

1/5/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road

1/9/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., South Meadow School, 108 Hancock Road

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Merrimack

Boscawen

1/11/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Merrimack County Department of Corrections, 314 Daniel Webster Highway

Concord

1/11/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Rd.

1/11/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., New Hampshire Department of Safety, 33 Hazen Drive

1/12/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul’s School Athletic Building, Dunbarton Road

1/5/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue

1/7/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Praxair – TAFA, 146 Pembroke Rd.

1/9/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., NH Public Radio, 2 Pillsbury Street

Henniker

1/4/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts Henniker, 1805 old Concord Road

New London

1/4/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, 724 Main Street

Pittsfield

1/7/2016: 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Pittsfield Elementary School, 34 Bow Street

Warner

1/15/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., United Church of Warner, 45 East Main Street

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Rockingham

Atkinson

1/6/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main Street

Brentwood

1/12/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 197 Middle Road

Derry

1/11/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Church of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road

Exeter

1/8/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Exeter Hospital, 5 Alumni Drive

Londonderry

1/12/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road

Newton

1/6/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Newton Town Hall, 2 Town Hall Road

Northwood

1/13/2016: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Coe-Brown Academy, 907 First New Hampshire Turnpike

Plaistow

1/14/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Plaistow Community YMCA, 175 Plaistow Rd.

Portsmouth

1/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., North Church Parish House, 355 Spinney Road

1/8/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Middle Street Baptist Church, 18 Court Street

Raymond

1/15/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Manchester Road, Rte 27, GPS: 145 Route 27

Stratham

1/9/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Stratham Community Church, 6 Emery Lane

Windham

1/8/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Matthew Church, 2 Searles Rd.

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Strafford

Dover

1/15/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Johns United Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Avenue

1/6/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Parish Church, 218 Central Avenue

1/8/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center, 38 Dover Point Road

Rochester

1/10/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pink Cadillac, 17 Farmington Rd Rt 11

 

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.

*DD Cards are redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Dunkin’ Donor Cards are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.

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.

Give the Gift of Safety

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Did you know, during the holiday season decorating-related injuries alone send 2-3 people to the E.R. every hour! Accidents happen more frequently during this busy time of year and now you can give the gift of safety by sharing our free Family First Aid and CPR training offer with your family and friends.

Through December 31, 2015, the American Red Cross is making our Family First Aid and CPR online courses available at no cost when you sign up online. These courses cover a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergency topics.

REGISTER NOW

Family First Aid and CPR Adult

Family First Aid and CPR Pediatric

Family First Aid and CPR Adult & Pediatric

Please share this gift with your family and friends and encourage them to choose the free online course that best meets their needs. Online registration is quick and easy and this offer is ONLY available when you sign up online.

**These online-only courses are for educational purposes only and do not meet federal or local workplace safety requirements, which require skills assessment by a certified instructor. Courses included in this offer will be accessible through January 30, 2016. If you need a course for certification, please visit http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/cpr-first-aid.

Tags: Gift of Safety

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.

7 Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating and Entertaining

As you play holiday music to decorate for the season, remember to follow safety measures to ensure homes and loved ones are safe from the threat of fire.

During the holiday season, over half of home fires caused by candles are started by something that can catch fire being too close to the candle, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In fact, home candle fires pose an increased threat to households across America each December. These seven fire safety tips are important to remember as you light holiday candles, string up lights and gather with family and friends.

Fire Safety Tip #1

Keep children, pets and decorations away from lit candles.

Fire Safety Tip #2

Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking. Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on.

Fire Safety Tip #3

Choose decorations and artificial trees that are flame resistant or flame retardant. Place tree away from heat sources and exits. Water real trees daily.

Fire Safety Tip #4

Never leave portable heaters or fireplaces unattended. Install smoke alarms.

Fire Safety Tip #5

If hanging stockings on the fireplace, do not use the fireplace for fires.

Fire Safety Tip #6

Keep items that can catch on fire at least 3 feet away from anything that gets hot, such as sources of heat or stoves.

Fire Safety Tip #7

Replace any strings of light with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Make sure you connect no more than three strands of mini light sets together.

Learn how to keep your family safe through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. This holiday season, you can also help the Red Cross reduce home fire related deaths and injuries in at-risk communities by working with volunteers, local fire departments and community partners to install smoke alarms and provide fire safety education and training. Find giving options in the 2015 Holiday Gift Catalog.

Tags: Holiday Season, Holiday Safety Tips, Holiday Campaign.

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.

 

Blood Donation Opportunities Dec. 16-31, 2015

Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

Be part of something meaningful by giving blood 

MANCHESTER, NH (December 1, 2015) – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially around the winter holidays. To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 23, 2015, through Jan. 3, 2016, will get a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Jamie Czesak made her first blood donation on Dec. 27, 2013. “As I spent Christmas with my family, I realized how lucky I was to have my health and how we never really know when our last Christmas will be. I decided that I would face my fears and do one of the few things I can do to help save someone’s life  ̶  donate blood.”

Healthy donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types AB, O, B negative and A negative. 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

Gilmanton Iron Works

12/16/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gilmanton School -Gym, 1386 NH Route 140

Tilton

12/19/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road

12/21/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road

12/24/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road

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Carroll

Bartlett

12/22/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Grand Summit Hotel, Route 302

North Conway

12/18/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., North Conway Grand Hotel, Rt. 16 at Settlers Green Outlet Village, 2 Common Court

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Cheshire

Keene

12/17/2015: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Keene High School, 43 Arch Street

12/31/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

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Coos

Berlin

12/17/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Berlin VFW, 1107 Main St

Colebrook

12/29/2015: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 147 Main Street

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Grafton

Ashland

12/16/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post #15, 37 Main Street

Canaan

12/21/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Mary’s, 1157 Route 4

Lebanon

12/16/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

12/23/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

12/30/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

Lisbon

12/23/2015: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., New England Wire, 130 North Main St.

Littleton

12/30/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Littleton Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road

North Haverhill

12/18/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Morill Municipal Building, 2975 Dartmouth College Highway

Plymouth

12/18/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Plymouth United Methodist Church, 334 Fairground Road

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Hillsborough

Goffstown

12/30/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Lawrence Parish, 1 East Union Street

Hollis

12/29/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road

Hudson

12/23/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., White Birch Banquet Hall, 222 Central Street

12/30/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., George and Ella Rodgers Memorial library, 194 Derry Road

Manchester

12/17/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rite Aid  Pharmacy, 122 McGregor streeet

12/29/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street

Merrimack

12/22/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dunkin Donuts-Merrimack, 725 Milford Rd

12/24/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Merrimack Ten Pin, 698 DW Highway

Nashua

12/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Hwy

12/19/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St John XXIII, 121 Allds Street

12/22/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Hwy

12/22/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Hwy

12/24/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Church of Latter Day Saints, 110 Concord Street

12/30/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3 Lutheran Drive

12/31/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chick-fil-a, 377 Amherst Street

12/31/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Goodale’s Bike Shop, 14 Broad Street

Weare

12/22/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Old Town Hall, 16 North Stark Highway

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Merrimack

Canterbury

12/29/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Elkins Public Library, 9 Center Road

Concord

12/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Title Boxing Club, 80 Storrs Street

12/22/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Holiday Inn – Concord, 172 North Main Street

12/23/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Regal Cinema-Concord, 282 Loudon Road

12/26/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Rd.

12/30/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., IBEW Local 490, 48 Airport Road

Epsom

12/18/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Epsom Library, 1606 Dover Road

Franklin

12/29/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket-Franklin, 952 Central Street

Hooksett

12/23/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Empire Beauty Schools, 1328 Hooksett Rd

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Rockingham

Derry

12/17/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist, 7 Brook Street

12/31/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas, 26 Crystal Ave

Epping

12/24/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., O’neil Cinemas Movie Theater, Brickyard Square, 24 Calef Highway

12/28/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Providence Baptist Church, 410 Pleasant Street

Kensington

12/22/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Farm at Eastman’s Corner, 267 South Road

Kingston

12/16/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 6 Church Street

Londonderry

12/23/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road

12/23/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rite Aid – Londonderry, 123 Nashua Road

Newfields

12/28/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Newfields Elementary School, 9 Piscassic Road

North Hampton

12/26/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Seacoast Harley Davidson, 17 Lafayette Road

Northwood

12/21/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Northwood Masonic Temple, 158 First New Hampshire Turnpike

Plaistow

12/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Zoo Creatures Plaistow, 149 Plaistow Road

Portsmouth

12/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 300 Woodbury Avenue

12/19/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Portsmouth Library, 175 Parrot Ave

12/23/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Temple Israel of Portsmouth, 200 State Street

Raymond

12/18/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Manchester Road, Rte 27, GPS: 145 Route 27

Salem

12/18/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Best Buy – Salem, 290 South Broadway – Unit E

12/26/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Shaw’s Supermarket, 92 Cluff Crossing

Sandown

12/18/2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sandown Town Hall, 320 Main Street

Seabrook

12/21/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity United Church Parish House, 29 Main Street

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Strafford

Dover

12/26/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Maple Suites-Dover, 30 Holiday Drive

12/29/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Dover Moose Hall, 45 Chestnut Street

12/29/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Great Bay Karate, 83 Main St

12/30/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Seymour Osman Community Center, 40 Hampshire Circle

New Durham

12/16/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., New Durham Fire Department, 6 Main Street

Rochester

12/19/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Poulin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 401 N Main Street

Somersworth

12/24/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Works Family Health and Fitness Center, 23 Works Way

12/31/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Midway Buick GMC, 120 Route 108

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Sullivan

Claremont

12/28/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Claremont Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road

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.

Blood Donation Opportunities Dec. 16-31, 2015

Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

Be part of something meaningful by giving blood 

BURLINGTON, VT (December 1, 2015) – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially around the winter holidays. To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 23, 2015, through Jan. 3, 2016, will get a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Jamie Czesak made her first blood donation on Dec. 27, 2013. “As I spent Christmas with my family, I realized how lucky I was to have my health and how we never really know when our last Christmas will be. I decided that I would face my fears and do one of the few things I can do to help save someone’s life  ̶  donate blood.”

Healthy donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types AB, O, B negative and A negative. 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:

Addison

Middlebury

12/21/2015: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Middlebury EMS Building, 55 Collins Dr

Vergennes

12/17/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Vergennes High School, 50 Monkton Road

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Caledonia

Saint Johnsbury

12/23/2015: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saint Johnsbury Moose Lodge, 2388 Portland St (Rt 2 E)

12/26/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Mountain Mall, 2000 Memorial Dr, Suite #14

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Chittenden

Burlington

12/19/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Burlington Free Press, Burlington Town Center, Upper Level between Spencer’s & Famous Footwear

12/28/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 80 Pearl Street

12/30/2015: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The University of Vermont Medical Center, 111 Colchester Avenue

Essex

12/19/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way

12/24/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way

12/27/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way

Essex Junction

12/30/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Holy Family Church, 4 Prospect St.

Milton

12/30/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Milton Community, 201 Route 7, Milton Square Shopping Center

Richmond

12/16/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Congregational Church, 20 Church Street

South Burlington

12/24/2015: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Temple Sinai_South Burlington, Swift & Dorset St.

12/30/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Church of LDS South Burlington, 400 Swift Street

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Essex

Canaan

12/16/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Canaan High School, 99 School Street

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Franklin

Swanton

12/31/2015: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., VFW Swanton, 8 Merchants Row

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Grand Isle

Alburg

12/22/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Islands in the Sun Senior Center, Main St.

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Orange

Bradford

12/18/2015: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Bradford Methodist Church, 186 Main Street

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Orleans

Derby

12/22/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Newport Elks Club, 3736 Us Route 5

Newport

12/29/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion, 35 Veterans Ave

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Rutland

Rutland

12/26/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place

West Rutland

12/31/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., West Rutland High School, 713 Main St

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Washington

Barre

12/23/2015: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wilkins Harley Davidson, 663 South Barre Road

12/28/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Canadian Club, 414 E Montpelier Rd

Berlin

12/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road

Montpelier

12/17/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 792, 792 Pioneer St

12/24/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Avenue

12/31/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St

Waitsfield

12/29/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4335 Main St.

Waterbury

12/28/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Legion, 16 Stowe St

 

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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