Blood Donors have a Chance to Warm their Hearts and Homes
Blood drive taking place February 28 at Franklin Memorial Hospital
February 16, 2011
A blood drive is scheduled for Monday, February 28, at Franklin Memorial Hospital from 1-6 p.m. The American Red Cross is offering blood donors the opportunity to “Warm a Heart and Warm your Home.” Each presenting donor will be eligible for a chance to win $200 (paid directly to the utility provider) toward the cost of heating his or her home.
Severe winter weather throughout much of the United States has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations since January 1. To make an appointment, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS.
In February, all presenting blood donors across Maine will have the opportunity to enter to win the weekly drawings. Whether the fuel source is home heating oil, natural gas or electricity, the American Red Cross will contact the winner’s utility company and pay for an upcoming heating bill.
In addition, all presenting donors will receive a Red Cross T-shirt.
Potential donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. There is no upper age limit and most medications and medical conditions do not prohibit someone from donating blood through the Red Cross. A positive ID is required.
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