The American Red Cross encourages all those who can donate to help save lives and support Connecticut’s blood supply.
Thousands of blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and the only source is from a generous blood donor.
For many, a blood transfusion can make a lifesaving difference.
Donors during the month of October 2013 will be eligible to win a $200 gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Gifts and prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.)
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Individuals who are 17 years old (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
High school students and other donors 18 years old and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.
The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross
Below are some local blood donor events:
UConn Student Union, Storrs campus 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Glenbrook Road
UConn Student Union, Storrs campus 11 a.m.-4:40 p.m., Glenbrook Road
Oct. 7 and 8
Eastern CT State University (ECSU) 10:30-4 p.m., Student Center, 83 Windham St., Willimantic
Ashford Town Hall 1-5:45 p.m., 5 Town Hall Road, Ashford
Congregation Ahavath Achim 1:30-6:15 p.m., 84 Lebanon Ave./Rt 16, Colchester
Columbia Fire Department 1-5:45 p.m., 167 Rt. 66, Columbia
Elks Club 1-5:45 p.m., 198 Pleasant St., Willimantic
Posted October 2, 2013
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