The need for blood donations is constant, but it seems the demand for blood donations is greater in the summer, as regular blood donors are on vacation, and people have other things on their minds. That's why we want to thank Anne Patterson for letting us know about the upcoming blood drives in Northeast Harbor and Ellsworth!

On Wednesday July 20th, there will be a blood drive at the Mount Desert Elementary School from 2 PM to 7 PM. The school is located at 8 Joy Road in Northeast Harbor.

On Thursday, July 21st there is a blood drive at St. Joseph's Church from Noon to 5 PM. St. Joseph's Church is located at 231 Main Street in Ellsworth

Potential donors should allot about 1 hour for the donation.