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FairPoint Bundle Up Blood Drive Slated For Holiday Week

Northern New England

December 11, 2013

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Contact:  Mary Brant

585-506-7307 (Cell)

Twitter: @RedCrossBloodME


FairPoint Bundle Up Blood Drive Slated For Holiday Week

FairPoint Communications Joins WCSH 6, WLBZ 2, and the American Red Cross to Help Patients in Need This Holiday Season


FairPoint Communications is encouraging Maine residents to bundle up their family and friends and give blood this holiday season. FairPoint is again partnering with WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2, the American Red Cross and other community partners for a holiday blood drive, scheduled for Friday, December 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at locations in Bangor and Portland. Eligible donors may visit the Holiday Inn by the Bay, located at 88 Spring Street in Portland, or the Bangor Elks Lodge at 108 Odlin Road in Bangor to give blood.


All presenting donors will receive a goodie bag filled with treats, including an American Red Cross t-shirt. Plus, enter to win amazing raffle prizes such as tablets, a laptop, eReaders and digital cameras. To make an appointment or for more information about giving blood, call 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit


Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. You never know when a friend, family member, or co-worker or even you will need blood.  Each unit of donated blood may help save up to three lives. Donated blood is used to help accident victims, trauma patients, transplant recipients, and those receiving treatment for life-threatening illnesses.


*Prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.



About Gannett Co. Inc.:

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties, including WCSH 6 (Portland) and WLBZ 2 (Bangor). Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at