Cheney Insurance and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive Tuesday, October 15 from 10am to 3pm. The Red Cross Mobile unit will be on site at Cheney Insurance, 277 Main Street, Damariscotta. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Each unit of blood (approximately 1 pint) can save three lives. Red Cross has a Blood Donor App that allows you to schedule appointments, view your blood type, results of your mini-physical, and track where your donated blood gets utilized. Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999.
Debbie Furman, a long time employee at Cheney, has been giving blood since she was in high school. Her O Negative blood type makes Debbie a Universal Donor. In a life threatening situation, if the patient’s blood type is unknown, they can safely receive O Negative. Debbie gives 2 units each time she donates as her way of giving back and helping others.
Employees at Cheney Insurance, along with employees at partner companies Newcastle Realty and Newcastle Vacation Rentals, each volunteer for local causes a minimum of 8 hours per year. The Cheney Financial Group has a Community Outreach and Charitable Giving program that supports local and state wide community organizations that have a positive impact on the lives of children, the elderly, people in need, as well as protecting the environment. For more information on the Blood Drive, or Community Outreach, please contact Brittany Carter at Cheney Insurance, 563-3435, or email@example.com