There are several opportunities to give the gift of life coming up in the Z's listening area!

The American Red Cross is teaming up with "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly, who know firsthand how important blood donations are in a health crisis. In the past year, Kimberly experienced two pregnancy losses. Both times she needed emergency hospital care and blood transfusions to save her life, so they have hooked up to encourage all of us who are healthy, and eligible, to schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets.

As we hit the homestretch of a devastating pandemic, and life begins to return to normal, there is worry from the American Red Cross, that donations could drop off during the summer months, when people start resuming normal activities, so we would like to inform you of many different dates and locations here in the Bangor area, and beyond for you to check out.

If you are wondering if you can donate blood after a COVID-19 vaccination, the American Red Cross has a helpful video that answers all those questions for you.

Keep in mind that Maine CDC social distancing measures are still in place, so mask up, and see which date and location is most convenient for you

Hancock County:

Bar Harbor
6/11/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Town Hall, 93 Cottage Street
Castine
6/10/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Emerson Hall, 67 Court Street
Ellsworth
5/25/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elks Lodge 2743 Ellsworth, 317 High Street
6/8/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Elks Lodge 2743 Ellsworth, 317 High Street
Northeast Harbor
5/21/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Road

Penobscot County:

Bangor
5/17/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bangor Blood Donation Center, 900B Hammond Street
5/24/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bangor Blood Donation Center, 900B Hammond Street
5/28/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bangor Mall, 663 Stillwater Ave
6/5/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Glenburn Fire Station, 144 Lakeview Rd
6/7/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bangor Blood Donation Center, 900B Hammond Street
6/9/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Anah Shrine, 1404 Broadway
Brewer
6/1/2021: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Jeff's Catering, 15 Littlefield Rd
Dexter
5/18/2021: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Dexter Unitarian Universalist Church, 35 Church Street
Hampden
6/2/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Hampden Kiwanis, 55 Main Road North
Old Town
5/27/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Old Town United Methodist Church, 726 Stillwater Avenue
6/10/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Old Town Elks Lodge, 37 North Fourth Street

Somerset County:

Fairfield
5/22/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 81 Main Street
Pittsfield
5/26/2021: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Maine Central Institute, 295 Main Street
Skowhegan
5/26/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Steelworkers Union Hall, 653 Waterville Rd

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