The Red Cross has an urgent need for donors! Blood donations decline from Thanksgiving to New Years Day as people are busy with holiday activities.

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This holiday season, please give the gift of life. The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive this week in Presque Isle, Fort Kent & Madawaska. TUESDAY, noon to 5 at the Micmac Boys and Girls Club in Presque Isle...WEDNESDAY, 1 to 6 at the Knights of Columbus in Fort Kent, and THURSDAY, noon-5 at Madawaska High School.

Blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they come in. Please give now to help ensure a stable supply.

To make an appointment, call Kristi Herron at 498-6516 or go to RedCrossBlood.org.