BANGOR – There is a critical need for blood in Maine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Members of Anah Shriners are stepping up to help.
Their building at 1404 Broadway in Bangor isn’t in use right now, so they have donated the space for a series of blood drives.
The first one is Thursday, April 2.
“They’ve come in the past and done blood drives here. They’ve only used a quarter of the space, but this time because of the distancing rules and quarantine-type stuff, they are going to be able to use the entire auditorium to do as many blood donors as they can during that time,” said Dave Gulya, public relation chairman for the Anah Shrine.
Other blood drives will be held on April 9, 16 and 30.
All are from noon until 5pm.
In order to minimize risk and keep social distancing requirements, all potential donors are asked to make appointments and arrive no more than ten minutes prior to their scheduled time.
Those wanting to donate can visit the Red Cross website or call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.