New Hampshire Blood Donation Opportunities Feb. 16-29, 2016

Donors urged to help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply

MANCHESTER, NH (February 2, 2016) – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Donor Loretta Brandon knows how important it is to have a readily available blood supply. Her late husband required transfusions from generous strangers multiple times for health conditions. She gives blood as often as she can. “Every time I give blood, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for all I have and for the fact that I can share with others,” she said.

Make an appointment to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Belknap

Belmont

2/27/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Belknap Mall, 96 Daniel Webster Highway

Laconia

2/16/2016: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Church of Latter Day Saints, 1225 Old North Main Street

2/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Woodside Building, 227 Ledges Drive

New Hampton

2/18/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., New Hampton Fire Department, 26 Intervail Drive

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Carroll

Freedom

2/23/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Freedom Elementary School, 40 Loon Lake Road

Moultonborough

2/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Moultonborough Police and Fire Dept, 1035 Whittier Highway, P. O. Box 121

Tamworth

2/16/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., K.A.Brett Elementary School, 881 Tamworth Road

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Cheshire

Keene

2/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Keene State College-Student Union Building, 229 Main Street

2/19/2016: 1:15 p.m. – 6 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Kingsbury Pavilion, 580 Court Street

2/27/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

Rindge

2/24/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Franklin Pierce University, 40 University Drive

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Coos

Berlin

2/19/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Androscoggin Valley Hospital, 59 Page Hill Road

Colebrook

2/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Congregational Church, 147 Main Street

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Grafton

Bethlehem

2/27/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Knights of Columbus Littleton, 835 Profile Road

Canaan

2/29/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, 1157 Route 4

Lebanon

2/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, 10 Morgan Drive

2/24/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

Lincoln

2/20/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Roger Bilodeau Community Center, 194 Pollard Road

Littleton

2/26/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Littleton Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road

Woodsville

2/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Robert E Clifford Memorial Building, 65 South Court Street

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Hillsborough

Bedford

2/25/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Rd.

Goffstown

2/20/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Odd Fellows Lodge, 42 Mountain Road

2/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Lawrence Parish, 1 East Union Street

Greenville

2/20/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish, 15 High Street

Hudson

2/24/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., White Birch Banquet Hall, 222 Central Street

Manchester

2/23/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Legion – Sweeney Post 2, 251 Maple Street

Merrimack

2/16/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive

2/16/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road

Nashua

2/18/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Hwy

2/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 W. Hollis Street

2/20/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pheasant Lane Mall, 310 Daniel Webster Highway

2/23/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spitbrook Road

2/23/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Hwy

2/29/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Rite Aid – Nashua Main Street, 331 Main Street

Pelham

2/29/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road

Weare

2/29/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Old Town Hall, 16 North Stark Highway

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Merrimack

Bow

2/22/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bow Mills Methodist Church, 505 South Street

Canterbury

2/18/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Canterbury Elementary School, 15 Baptist Road

Concord

2/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., C.A.V.E.S., 1 Intervale Rd

2/23/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., NH Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road

2/23/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., NH Health and Human Services, 29 Hazen Drive

2/24/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., IBEW Local 490, 48 Airport Road

2/26/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Holiday Inn – Concord, 172 North Main Street

Henniker

2/19/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., New England College, 23 Bridge Street

2/25/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Congregational Church of Henniker, 43 Maple Street

South Sutton

2/25/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Trinity Bible Church, 539 Route 114

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Rockingham

Danville

2/23/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Danville Community Center, 169 Main Street

Deerfield

2/18/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Deerfield Community Church, 15 Church Street

Derry

2/19/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Zoo Health Club, 35 Manchester St.

2/25/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas, 26 Crystal Ave

East Derry

2/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 47 East Derry Road

Kingston

2/24/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 6 Church Street

Newfields

2/22/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Newfields Elementary School, 9 Piscassic Road

Newington

2/22/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Redhook Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive

North Hampton

2/20/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Seacoast Harley Davidson, 17 Lafayette Road

Portsmouth

2/18/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Best Western Plus Wynwood Hotel & Suites, 580 US Hwy 1 Bypass

Raymond

2/18/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Manchester Road, Rte 27, GPS: 145 Route 27

Salem

2/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Best Buy – Salem, 290 South Broadway – Unit E

2/27/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., First Congregational Church-Salem, 15 Lawrence Road

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Strafford

Dover

2/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Dover Moose Hall, 45 Chestnut Street

2/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 93 Locust Street

Durham

2/16/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Community Church of Durham, 17 Main Street

Lee

2/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lee Church Congregational, 17 Mast Road, Rt 155

Rochester

2/16/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post #7, 94 Eastern Avenue

Somersworth

2/26/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Works Family Health and Fitness Center, 23 Works Way

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Sullivan

Claremont

2/22/2016: 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 and learn more, 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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