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Red Cross announces August blood drives


July 31, 2013

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The American Red Cross will host several community blood drives during the month of August.

All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

In August, all presenting donors will receive a free 24 pack of Nice! Spring Water and a coupon for up to 20 percent off from participating Walgreens. Participants will also have the chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and to be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

Prizes are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or log onto www.redcrossblood.org.

The schedule of August blood drives is as follows:

• Aug. 2 – Mont Marie Health Care Center Senior Residence Building, 36 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Aug. 3 – St. Peter’s Church, 34 State St., Westfield, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Aug. 5 – Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St., Agawam, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• Aug. 6 – Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee, 580 Meadow St., Chicopee, from noon to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 7 – American Legion Post 227, 379 Oak St., Indian Orchard, from noon to 5 p.m.

• Aug. 8 – Greek Cultural Center, 8 Plainfield St., Springfield, from noon to 7 p.m.

• Aug. 9 – Grace Lutheran Church, 1552 Westfield St., West Springfield, from noon to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 10 – Wilbraham Fire Department, 2770 Boston Road, Wilbraham, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Aug. 12 – South Hadley Public Library, 27 Bardwell St., South Hadley, from noon to 6 p.m.; Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, 50 Holyoke St., Holyoke, from noon to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 13 – Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 955 Riverdale St., West Springfield, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Aug. 14 – Western Massachusetts Hospital, 91 East Mountain Road, Westfield, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Aug. 17 – Rave Cinemas, 864 Riverdale St., West Springfield, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Aug. 20 – Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, from noon to 6 p.m.; Moose Family Center, 244 Fuller Road, Chicopee, from noon to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 22 – Southwick Town Hall, 454 College Highway, Southwick, from 1 to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 23 – Agawam Fire Department, 800 Main St., Agawam, from noon to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 26 – Cornerstone Church, 15 Kibbe Road, East Longmeadow, from 1 to 7 p.m.



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