Red Cross blood drive comes to campus

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Bates College from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. The blood drive is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome.

Red Cross representative Eric Lynes said that increased donations since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have allowed the Maine Red Cross chapter to cover the needs of Maine hospitals and send more than 400 units to New York City, with more shipments anticipated for some time to come.

“Many of the injured are burn victims and will continue to need blood or blood products in the coming months,” said Lynes. “The need for blood donations will be in as high demand in months to come as it is now.”

To be eligible to donate, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

For more information, please contact the Assistant Director of Special Projects and Summer Programs Brenda Pelletier at 207-786-6400.

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