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Details, from the Alice Peck Day events page:

American Red Cross Blood Drive 
12 to 5 p.m. in the Dwinell Room at Harvest Hill
23 Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon, N.H.
By Appointment or Drop-in
October 4 and October 18
November 1, 15 and 29
December 13 and December 27
Map of APD (see building E)

Hundreds of people — including our own Jeralyn Darling, a Valley News night editor and former Upper Valley resident who now works for the paper remotely from Las Vegas — lined up to donate blood in that city following the horrifying shooting attack that killed 59 people at a concert. Lifehacker points out:

One simple way to help in the wake of a tragedy is to donate blood. Even if you aren’t near Las Vegas, blood banks and hospitals network together to get supplies where they need to go. Donating now (or in the coming weeks) will help get more blood to the people who need it. …

 

You can still help if you are in another part of the country; your blood might not make it all the way to Las Vegas, but it can go to a hospital near you, freeing up supplies somewhere else.

Plus, donating blood helps whether or not there is an acute need in the wake of a tragedy like this shooting. So, consider it if you can.