MAINE, Maine — Update: Thank you to all that donated their time, and blood, to the NEWS CENTER Maine 2020 Red Cross Blood Drive.

Due to the generosity of Mainers 153 units of blood were collected, which can save up to 459 lives.

You can still donate at a blood drive near you. Click  RedCrossBlood.Org to see where future blood drives will be.

March is Red Cross Month.

NEWS CENTER Maine is joining forces with the Red Cross to help our fellow Mainers in need. We are asking our viewers to be someone’s hero by donating blood on Wednesday, March 25. With the simple act of donating blood or platelets, eligible donors can help save up to 3 lives with one donation.

Put on your superhero cape and join us on Wednesday, March 25!

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Go to RedCrossBlood.org
  2. Click on DONATE BLOOD then FIND A BLOOD DRIVE
  3. Enter sponsor code: NEWSCENTERMAINE
  4.  Chose your donation site and time

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LOCATIONS OF BLOOD DRIVES ON MARCH 25

  • Holiday Inn by the Bay - 88 Spring St., Portland 
  • O’Brien’s Event Center - 375 Main St., Waterville 
  • Rockland Congregational Church - 180 Limerock St., Rockland 
  • Ramada Conference Center - 490 Pleasant St., Lewiston 
  • Jeff’s Catering – 15 Littlefield Rd., Brewer 

We are asking all those that donate on March 25 to send us their selfies with their "I Make a Difference" or "I Donated Blood" sticker to 207-828-6622. Your picture may be used during one of our newscasts.

For all those posting to social media platforms, we encourage you to use the #GiveMEBlood.

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