Cary Medical Center partners with American Red Cross to host six community blood drive in 2019

With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished. Cary Medical Center has a long history of partnering with the Red Cross to meet this important need, and the tradition will continue in 2019 with Cary hosting six drives throughout the year.
The first drive will be held on Thursday, February 21st, and other drives will be held on: April 18th, June 20th, August 22nd, October 22nd, and December 19th.
“The generosity of the donors is inspiring; we can’t thank them enough for taking time out of their day to help save the lives of others,” said Elizabeth Singer, Cary Blood Drive Coordinator. “A simple blood donation can help someone with cancer, a premature baby, a trauma victim and more.”
The Red Cross states that up to three patients can benefit from one donation. In 2018, more than 360 blood donations were collected at Cary Drives, which means these donors helped more than 1,000 patients.
All Cary drives are held at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center from noon – 6 p.m. To make an appointment to donate, donors can call Kristi Herron at 207-498-6516 or visit redcrossblood.org.
Cary Medical Center is a 65-bed acute care hospital well known for its patient-centered services. We are a community of providers committed to excellence in healthcare and to improving the lives of those we serve. We are actively engaged in advancing the health and wellness needs of people in Aroostook County, including the unserved and underserved. Cary Medical Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Find us on Facebook @carymedicalcenter.