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Hospital Aid Sponsors Blood Drive

Belfast -

BELFAST, Maine — The Waldo County General Hospital Aid will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 7¬† p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Masonic Lodge.

Giving blood is easy and completely safe. The complete process from registration to relaxing at the canteen is usually about one hour. The Red Cross has guidelines to protect both the donor and potential recipient of blood products. You must be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and show a valid I.D. There are waiting periods to donate blood for people who have experienced pregnancy, major surgery, immunizations, tattoos or residency in a foreign country.

The goal of this blood drive is to collect 60 units of blood to replenish supplies and to help patients in need. Support your community and your local hospital with the gift of life.

For more information or to make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Sandra Gordon

Telephone Number: (207)930-6739

Website: http://

Email: sgordon@wcgh.org