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Help Petro give blood and give more life this holiday.

ai_fallblooddrive_17Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day as people get busy with holiday activities. The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help keep the blood supply stable during the holidays.

We’re joining the American Red Cross to urge eligible donors to schedule a blood donation and give a patient in need something to be extra thankful for this year.

This November, we’re asking that you set aside some time to give more life by giving blood in the Red Cross Mobile Donor Buss which will be at the following Petro locations in November and December:

New Hampshire:
225 Greenleaf Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03081
on Friday, November 10th from 12pm – 5pm.

164 York St
York, ME 03909
on Friday, December 1st, from 9am – 2pm.

Make your appointment now!
To donate at either of these locations:

Download the Blood Donor App at
And use the keyword ‘Petro’
You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS

Save time by using RapidPass®!
RapidPass enables you to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online from a mobile device or computer before you come to your appointment. Learn more at

The American Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations every day for patients in need. Your donation can give a patient in need something to be extra thankful for this year. Please help meet the need by giving blood. Know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage them to make an appointment with you!

  • Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation, where available.
  • Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.
  • Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type.
  • Type O positive is the most common blood type and can be transfused to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.
  • Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients.

For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit

Thank you for joining us in giving blood to give more life with the American Red Cross.

Have more questions about giving blood?
Get the answers to some common questions about eligibility