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Hospital Aid sponsors blood drive

Belfast -

BELFAST – On Friday, October 22, The Waldo County General Hospital Aid will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive at the Masonic Lodge from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22  next to the Shrine Club on the corner of Northport Avenue and Wight Street.

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.

Eastern Mountain Sports is a corporate sponsor of blood drives in October and will be offering $5 EMS gear bucks cards to donors as well as a chance to win a climbing school package.

To make an appointment for the October 22nd blood drive, please call 1-800-RED CROSS. Walk-ins are also welcomed. For additional information, call the Red Cross or visit their website at www.redcrossblood.org.

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Telephone Number: (800)733-2767

Website: http://www.redcrossblood.org