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.

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