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The American Red Cross Teams up with Local Ski Areas

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BANGOR -  Ski areas across northern New England are partnering with the American Red Cross to make sure patients will have the blood they need this winter.
During the entire month of December, all presenting blood donors in Maine will receive a Buy One, Get One Free adult lift ticket to these participating ski resorts: Shawnee Peak or Mt. Abram (choice of one).
In addition to lift tickets, donors can enter a raffle for a variety of prizes donated by all participating ski areas, worth over $8000 in total, plus a grand prize Ski Package Getaway valued at $600.
“The month of December poses some unique challenges in terms of blood collections,” said Susan Parmer, RN, CEO of the American Red Cross Blood Services, Northern New England Region. “The hectic pace of the holiday season, coupled with increased travel, illness and winter storms, can all have a negative impact on blood donations. We ask all eligible blood donors to make giving blood during the holiday season a family tradition. It’s the perfect gift. Then enjoy a day of sensational skiing at some of the finest ski resorts in the Northeast.”
Potential blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 in Maine and New Hampshire with parental consent, weight 110 pounds or more and be in good health.

To make an appointment to give blood, or for more information, contact the American Red Cross at 1-800 RED CROSS or visit online at redcrossblood.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Lisa Frazell

Telephone Number: (207)941-2900

Website: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Email: FrazellLis@usa.redcross.org