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

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

MANCHESTER, NH (Feb. 15, 2016) – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people down the street, across the country and around the world.

Red Cross Month is a celebration of the everyday heroes, like Karla Essmiller, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities. Essmiller began donating blood and even coordinated a few blood drives when she was in college. “Donating blood is a simple gift that I can make that may help up to three people live another day,” she said. “That makes me feel like a hero!”

The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types are needed to help accident and burn victims, patients undergoing organ transplants, those receiving cancer treatments and others who rely on blood products.

Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need 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

Alton

3/7/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saint Katharine Drexel Church, 1 Hidden Springs Road

Tilton

3/12/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road

3/14/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Winnisquam High School-Tilton, West Main Street

3/2/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pines Community Center, 61 Summer Street

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Carroll

Freedom

3/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Danforth Bay Resort, 196 Shawtown Road

Wolfeboro

3/12/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive

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Cheshire

Keene

3/5/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

3/7/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street

3/8/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

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Grafton

Bristol

3/3/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Newfound Regional High School-Bristol, 150 Newfound Road

Hanover

3/11/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hanover High School, 41 Lebanon Street

Lebanon

3/9/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

Lisbon

3/2/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., New England Wire, 130 North Main Street

Littleton

3/10/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Elks Lodge #1831, 42 Bethlehem Road (route 302)

Plymouth

3/2/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 4 Post Office Square, PO Box 86

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Hillsborough

Greenfield

3/3/2016: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Crotched Mt. Rehab, 1 Verney Road

Hollis

3/10/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hollis Brookline High School, 24 Cavalier Court

Manchester

3/11/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Catholic Medical Center, 100 McGregor Street

3/4/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Manchester Historic Association, 200 Bedford Street

3/7/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Derryfield School-Manchester, 2108 North River Road

Merrimack

3/1/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road

3/15/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road

Milford

3/10/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way

Nashua

3/1/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad Street

3/10/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley Street

3/15/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Pilgrim Congregational Church, 4 Watson Road

3/2/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chick-fil-a, 377 Amherst Street

3/3/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nashua Community College Wellness Center, 505 Amherst Street

3/3/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Hwy

Peterborough

3/5/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., South Meadow School, 108 Hancock Road

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Merrimack

Bow

3/10/2016: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Bow Memorial School, 20 Bow Center Road

Concord

3/11/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Granite Chapter House, 2 Maitland Street

3/15/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., State House – Concord, 107 North Main Street

3/2/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue

3/3/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Avenue

3/7/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road

Franklin

3/5/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bessie C. Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive

Henniker

3/11/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts Henniker, 1805 old Concord Road

New London

3/8/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, 724 Main Street

Suncook

3/8/2016: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Strong Foundations Charter School, 715 Riverwood Drive

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Rockingham

Auburn

3/12/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Auburn Safety Complex-Fire Station, 55 Eaton Hill Road

Derry

3/3/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Derry VFW Post 1617, 18 Railroad Avenue

Epping

3/4/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., O’neil Cinemas Movie Theater, Brickyard Square, 24 Calef Highway

Hampstead

3/4/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Anne Church, 26 Emerson Avenue

Newington

3/15/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Redhook Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive

Northwood

3/11/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Northwood Masonic Temple, 158 First New Hampshire Turnpike

Plaistow

3/14/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main Street

Portsmouth

3/15/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive

3/4/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Middle Street Baptist Church, 18 Court Street

Raymond

3/15/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Manchester Road, Rte 27, GPS: 145 Route 27

Seabrook

3/14/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity United Church Parish House, 29 Main Street

Stratham

3/4/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Stratham Volunteer Fire Department, 2 Winnicutt Road

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Strafford

Barrington

3/8/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., TURBOCAM, 38 Redemption Road

Dover

3/14/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dover Baptist Church, 151 Washington Street

3/7/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Liberty Mutual South, 273 Locust Street

Rochester

3/12/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Poulin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 401 N Main Street

3/2/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Salvation Army- Rochester Corps, 10 Olde Farm Lane

Somersworth

3/5/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Midway Buick GMC, 120 Route 108

3/9/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Oaks Golf Links, 100 Hideaway Place

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Sullivan

Sunapee

3/9/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunapee School Middle High School, Sunapee Middle High School, 10 North 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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