On Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Wiscasset will hold a blood drive in honor of church member Rich Kubler. Kubler, a firefighter and 9/11 First Responder, was diagnosed last fall with Stage 4 liver cancer, believed to be linked to exposure at Ground Zero. As a man who has dedicated his life to serving of others, we now serve our community in his honor.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Red Cross Blood Drive is by appointment only. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. Donors will need to wear face masks which cover both nose and mouth in accordance with CDC guidelines. If the donor does not have a mask, the Red Cross will provide one. Donor's temperature will be taken at the door. No guests will be allowed to accompany the donor while at the drive. Refreshments will consist of pre-packaged foods only.
Appointments are filling up, but there is still a need for Power Red donors and a few slots for regular donors. There are specific requirements for Power Red donors so be sure when you call for your appointment, you check with the Red Cross to see if you are eligible.
Right now, the America Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood product donations so we hope you will register to make a donation. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter 04578 in the search bar. Thank you in advance for participating in this very important event as we serve and honor Rich.
The church is at 28 High St., next to Lincoln County Courthouse.