Published DateLACONIA — Mount Washington Cruises and the American Red Cross are partnering to shore up blood supplies.
During the entire month of June, all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives throughout New Hampshire will receive a ten dollar discount coupon to cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Coupons are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.
Residents in the Belmont area can help by donating blood on Friday, June 21 at St. Joseph's Church from noon to 5 p.m., sponsored by Robert R. Leroux Knights of Columbus Council # 10943.
During the summer months, blood donations typically begin to drop off, often creating great challenges for hospitals and patients throughout the summer season. Blood is used to treat a wide variety of life-threatening medical conditions, including the support of cancer treatment, surgery, trauma, premature births and more.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 in New Hampshire with written parental consent, weigh 110 pounds or more and must be in good health. Blood donors can give blood every eight weeks and all blood types are needed at this time.