Region – According to the American Red Cross it has an emergency need for blood donors now as donations are “down more than 10 percent across the country, resulting in 50,000 fewer pints of blood than expected.”
Locally, blood drives are being held today, June 29, until 8 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd., as well as Monday, July 2, from 1 to 7 p.m., at Kindred Transitional & Rehabilitation Center, 400 Bolton St. (Route 85), Marlborough; Friday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Major Taylor Blvd. (next to DCU), Worcester; Tuesday, July 10, from 1 to 7 p.m., at the Hudson Elks Lodge, 91 Park St., Hudson; Wednesday, July 11, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Masonic Hall in Marlborough, 8 Newton St.; and Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Berlin Memorial School, 34 South St., Berlin.
If you are in good health, weigh 100 lbs. or more, and have not given blood in the past 56 days, you may try to donate. Positive ID is required before donating, and potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16-year-olds can donate with a signed parental consent form).
To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.