MANCHESTER — The American Red Cross is seeking people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on it.
The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Antibody tests will identify individuals who may qualify to be convalescent plasma donors. Convalescent plasma is collected from COVID-19 survivors and may help patients who are actively fighting the virus.
Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff have been implemented. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving and are required to wear a face covering or mask.
To learn more and sign up to host a
blood drive this fall or winter, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Wednesday, Sept. 16, noon-5 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 388 North Main St.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 12:30-6 p.m., Common Man Inn, 231 Main St.
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1-6 p.m., Marian Center, 17 West Shore Road
Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road
Friday, Sept. 25, 12:30-6 p.m., Leavitt Park House, 334 Elm St.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., New Hampton Safety Complex, 26 Intervale Drive
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Meredith Office Complex, 8 Maple St., Suite 1