New Hampshire Blood Donation Opportunities Mar. 16-31, 2016

Be a hero and donate blood during Red Cross Month

MANCHESTER, NH (Feb. 29, 2016) – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies.

For more than 30 years, blood donor Sherri Kay has been helping the Red Cross fulfill its lifesaving mission. “Knowing that I help to save lives and make a difference through the Red Cross is one of the most significant things that I do,” she said.

Heroes of all blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply this spring. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients.

Make an appointment to donate blood 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

Laconia

3/25/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road

Meredith

3/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Interlakes High School, 1 Laker Lane

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Carroll

Sanbornville

3/23/2016: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Paul School, 60 Taylor Way

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Cheshire

Alstead

3/31/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fall Mountain Regional High School, 134 Fall Mountain Regional High School Road

Keene

3/26/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

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Coos

Bretton Woods

3/17/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Omni Mt Washington Hotel, 310 Mt Washington Hotel Rd

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Grafton

Hanover

3/18/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., CRREL, 72 Lyme Road

Lebanon

3/18/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lebanon High School, 195 Hanover Street

3/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

Plymouth

3/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket, Route 25, Hatch Plaza

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Hillsborough

Goffstown

3/30/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Anselm College Cushing Center, 87 St. Anselm Drive

Hillsborough

3/18/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hillsborough Deering High School, 12 Hillcat Drive

Hollis

3/19/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hollis Congregational Church, 3 Monument Square

Hudson

3/22/2016: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hudson Community Center – Spring, 12 Lions Avenue

Manchester

3/21/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ste Marie’s Parish, 378 Notre Dame Avenue

3/23/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., University of New Hampshire, 88 Commercial Street

3/29/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Trinity High School-Manchester, 581 Bridge Street

Merrimack

3/21/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Merrimack Valley Baptist Church, 517 Boston Post Road

3/21/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Merrimack Ten Pin, 698 DW Highway

Nashua

3/17/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Highway

3/19/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St John XXIII, 121 Allds Street

3/22/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., The Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Highway

3/28/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Patrick Parish Center, 220 Main Street

3/29/2016: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Rivier University, 420 South Main Street

Temple

3/24/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Temple Elementary School, 830 NH Rte 45

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Merrimack

Chichester

3/26/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Chichester Volunteer Fire Department, 22 Main Street

Concord

3/21/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., National Guard Armory, 4 Pembroke Road

3/29/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., FW Webb, 46 Henniker Street

3/30/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., IBEW Local 490, 48 Airport Road

3/30/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, 23 Hazen Drive

Contoocook

3/28/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive

Epsom

3/17/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Epsom Fire Station, 1714 Dover Road

Hooksett

3/28/2016: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, 2 Commerce Drive

3/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hooksett Safety Center, 15 Legends Drive

Loudon

3/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Loudon Library, 8 Rt. 129

Warner

3/18/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., United Church of Warner, 45 East Main Street

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Rockingham

Atkinson

3/25/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main Street

Candia

3/19/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Moore School, 12 Deerfield Road

Chester

3/29/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chester Recreation Department, 84 Chester Street

Exeter

3/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Congregational Church in Exeter, 21 Front Street

Hampton

3/26/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hampton Physical Therapy, 881 Lafayette Rd (Rte 1), Unit K

3/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Road

Kingston

3/16/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Kingston Community Library, 2 Library Lane

Newton

3/26/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Newton Fire Department, PO Box 209, 35 South Main Street

Portsmouth

3/23/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Portsmouth Hospital, 333 Borthwick Avenue

3/24/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Best Western Plus Wynwood Hotel & Suites, 580 US Hwy 1 Bypass

3/25/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Andrew Jarvis Drive

Salem

3/24/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 37 Main Street

Sandown

3/16/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sandown Public Library, PO Box 580, 305 Main Street

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Strafford

Dover

3/18/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center, 38 Dover Point Road

3/18/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Portsmouth Christian Academy, 1 Seaborne Drive

3/31/2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., ICI Services – Cocheco Mills Building, 383 Central Ave, Suite 1

Durham

3/16/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Oyster River High School, 55 Coe Drive

Rochester

3/21/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Rochester Elks Lodge, 41 Columbus Avenue

3/31/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield Street, Suite 3

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Sullivan

Claremont

3/30/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Valley Regional Hospital, 243 Elm Street

Newport

3/23/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Newport High School, 245 N Main 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.

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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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