LePage Urges Mainers To Participate In Blood Drive 

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is encouraging residents to participate in a holiday blood drive this week.

The American Red Cross, FairPoint Communications and other groups are hosting a blood drive in Bangor and Portland on Friday. Blood can be donated between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Portland and the Bangor Elks Lodge.

The Republican governor says one donation of blood can save the lives of up to three people.

LePage’s office says donors will get a Red Cross t-shirt and a goodie bag. Participants can also enter a raffle to win prizes.

For more information you can log on to the Red Cross website at or call 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767)