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Out For Blood Blood Drive 2021

Summer’s here and we’re OUT FOR BLOOD!
The emergency need for lifesaving blood continues this summer and we’re joining forces with the Red Cross on Wednesday, August 18th! Roll up a sleeve and save a life!
 

LOCATIONS:

Clarion Hotel – PORTLAND
1230 Congress St
Portland, ME
12p – 5p

L-A Harley Davidson – LEWISTON  
839 Main St
Lewiston, ME
12p – 5p

Colony Hotel – KENNEBUNKPORT
140 Ocean Ave
Kennebunkport, ME
12p – 5p

Brunswick Elks Club
179 Park Row
Brunswick, ME
12p – 5p

 

We’re calling all of you to join us on Wednesday, August 18th at one of four locations around Maine including Portland, Brunswick, Lewiston, and Kennebunkport.

 

All presenting donors at this drive will automatically be entered to win two tickets to the 2022 Aerosmith concert at Fenway Park on September 8th, 2022!

 

The blood supply is severely low and The Red Cross needs YOU to give NOW!

Go to RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code: OUTFORBLOOD to find the location closest to you! Let’s help save some lives!

 

It only takes about an hour to be a hero to a patient in need and we have you covered with convenient blood drive locations in Portland, Brunswick, Lewiston, and Kennebunkport!

 

Some facts about WHY we need YOU!

The emergency need for lifesaving blood continues this summer. The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise and deplete the nation’s blood inventory.

 

· The Red Cross continues to distribute more blood products to hospitals across the country compared to the same time last year. In recent months, the Red Cross has sent 12% more blood products to hospitals to help patients in need, including higher distributions to hospitals in areas where the pandemic continues to disrupt normal blood collection operations.

 

· Hospitals continue to see patients who previously deferred care during the COVID-19 pandemic present with more advanced disease progression and are also responding to an atypically high number of traumas and emergency room visits.

 

· Twenty to 40% of trauma deaths that occur after hospital admission involve massive hemorrhaging, and doctors need a secure blood supply to fight the odds. To save a life in these dire circumstances, hospitals may need hundreds of blood products depending on the severity of the trauma.

 

Safety is a top priority for the Red Cross. Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center has always followed the highest standards of safety and infection control. During this pandemic, the Red Cross has additional precautions in place to ensure the safety of our employees, volunteers and donors, including:

  • Requiring face masks and social distancing for unvaccinated individuals.

  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering the drive, as well as throughout the donation process.

  • Continuing enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment.

  • Emphasizing the importance of appointments to help manage the flow of donors at drives.