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Blood drive on Oct. 10
Patsy Mercier and Dot Benedix are fixtures at the blood drive registration table and will be again on October 10.
RUMFORD -- Red Cross says the northeast is experiencing a shortage of all blood types with a critical need for type O negative, O positive, B negative and A negative blood. Blood donations during this summer for the American Red Cross were at the lowest they have been in 15 years.
On Wednesday, October 10, the greater Rumford community can do its part to remedy the situation. That's the day that Rumford Hospital and River Valley Rotary will jointly sponsor another blood drive at the Rumford American Legion. The drive will run from noon until 6 p.m.
The Rumford blood drives have always been among the best in Maine, and we should surge forward again - especially in this time of critical need. All blood donors in October will have a chance to win a seven-day cruise for two, departing from Boston to Bermuda on the Norwegian Dawn.
To make an appointment call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or Rumford Hospital at 369-1000.