PORTLAND — The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors throughout Maine to give blood or platelets following the recent winter storm, which forced 27 area blood drives to cancel, causing about 900 donations to go uncollected.

There is a critical need for platelet and type O negative donors.

Lewiston: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 23, at Community Health Options Lewiston, 36 Chestnut St.

Topsham: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Highlands of Topsham, 30 Governors Way.

FMI, donate: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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