AUBURN – The Masons of the 23rd Masonic District invite the community to take part in a blood drive at the Auburn Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. The blood drive is a community service project of the Masons and is held in an effort to help the American Red Cross improve its bloods supply.

The American Red Cross advises that blood inventories are at critically low levels for O-, A- and B-, but all blood is needed to keep stockpiles at optimal levels.

Being a donor is easy, but there are some minimum requirements. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (ID required), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health on the day of donation, have no history of hepatitis or AIDS and that any blood donated prior to the event would have taken place no earlier than 56 days prior.

Everyone is welcome to give blood, and all Masons are encouraged to take part in the project.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Mike Farrell at 782-5300 or the American Red Cross at 1-800-482-0743.

For more information about Freemasonry or the Masons, go to www.mainemason.org.


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