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Thirsty for Blood- a blood drive with a twist to benefit the American Red Cross of Maine

October 10, 2012

In the spirit of community outreach and Halloween, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Bill Dodge in hosting, Thirsty for Blood – a blood drive with a twist. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 30th from 1-6pm at Bill Dodge Hyundai on 262 Bath Rd. Brunswick.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. As the nation’s single largest supplier of blood and blood products, the American Red Cross is dedicated to ensuring that every patient who needs a lifesaving transfusion is able to receive one. In fact, the American Red Cross must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood each day to meet the needs of patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.  It is the blood on the shelves today that helps save lives tomorrow.

This will not be an ordinary blood drive, there will be Chamber Ambassadors dressed as Vampires, showroom vehicles to Trunk – n- Treat in and door prizes to give away.

We are looking for door prizes and Trunk - n - Treat sponsors. A sponsorship is $50.00 and we will have your business name highlighted on the trunk along with yummy treats. If you are interested in sponsoring a trunk or donating a door prize please contact Tom Mixon at membership@midcoastmaine.com or Barbara Rapoza at barbara@servprobb.com. If you are a Chamber Ambassador you can earn 25 points by dropping off a bag of Halloween candy or decorations you think we can use to Julie at the reception desk of the chamber. 

Most importantly, we are looking for blood donors. Below are appointments that are currently available:

2:00pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:00pm, 3:15pm, 3:30pm, 3:45pm, 4:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm and 5:45pm.

To schedule a time to donate, call Amanda Leland at 207.837.5785 or email her at amanda@longcovebuilders.com, please give her 2 time slots that may work for you as they are starting to go fast. Amanda will confirm your appointment time and we will also send out reminders via email and phone as we get closer to the event.

We look forward to seeing you all at the blood drive whether you are donating, showing your support, or trick or trunking!

 
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