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.

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