Blood center announces new hours


LEWISTON – The Red Cross Blood Donor Center at Central Maine Medical Center will expand its hours of operation and add a service line.

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, the center will expand its operational hours to include Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments for pheresis platelet donations are being accepted for these new hours. Call 1-800-272-2114 to schedule an appointment.

Also starting May 30, the donor center will accept whole blood donations on a walk-in basis. The staff anticipates being able to accept five whole blood donations a day.

When the new schedule takes affect, the center hours will be Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m.