March is Red Cross Month.

NEWS CENTER Maine is joining forces with the Red Cross to celebrate, and we’re urging our viewers to be someone’s hero by donating blood or platelets, or becoming a volunteer. Through the simple act of donating blood or platelets, eligible donors can help save lives and become heroes to patients in need.

Throughout the month of March, we'll be featuring stories about Maine residents who have been heroes to others and stories of the people they have helped.

Put on your superhero cape and join us on Wednesday, March 28!

HOW TO REGISTER

- Go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767

- Enter sponsor code "NEWSCENTERMAINE" in upper-right

- Choose location and time, complete registration

The Red Cross Blood Donor App — available on (iOS) and (Android) devices — makes it easier to schedule and manage donation appointments. It also provides a way to track health history.

Through the app you can access RapidPass, which if completed will save you up to 15 minutes at the blood drive. It allows you to complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online the morning of your appointment. You can also find it at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.

LOCATIONS

BANGOR // Noon - 5:00 PM

Anah Shrine (Conference Room)

1404 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401

LEWISTON // 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ramada Lewiston Hotel & Conference Center

490 Pleasant St, Lewiston, ME 04240

PORTLAND // 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Holiday Inn By the Bay

88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101

ROCKLAND // 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rockland Public Library (Meeting Room)

80 Union St, Rockland, ME 04841

WATERVILLE // 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Robert LaFleur Airport

2 Lafleur Rd, Waterville, ME 04901

STORIES

» Maine man shares personal story of how blood donations saved his life

(Lindsey Mills, March 13)

QUESTIONS

Got questions? Reach out to us on Facebook or email us at communityrelations@newscentermaine.com.