In conjunction with the library’s summer reading program, “Every Hero has a Story”, we will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 5 from 8am to 1pm. The drive will be held at the Bowdoinham Town Hall.
We know that blood donors are heroes and that the need for blood increases during the summer, while blood donation decreases during that same time.
To get the kids involved, we had a speaker from the Red Cross come and tell the kids about blood donation. Similar to the programming they do in elementary schools, the red cross shared it’s “Half Pint Heroes” curriculum. They also offered a challenge to kids- to get the adults they know to donate blood at our drive on August 4.
For every donor that a child signs up, that child’s name is entered into a drawing for one of two toy robots! The library purchased a robot to use as a prize, and when Tom, our Red Cross liason saw how cool it was he said the Red Cross would donate another one! Two great chances to win.
Donors may contact the library to choose a donation time on August 4th, or they may go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code BowdoinhamME. Eligible donors are also invited to donate “Double Reds” at 9am, 10am, 11 am and Noon. If you have questions about eligibility, please go to that same website for detailed information.