Blood donors sought during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.

Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

Upcoming blood drives:

Bridgeport

March 19, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street

Fairfield

March 20, 1-6:45 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road

March 27, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sportsplex at Fairfield, 85 Mill Plain Road, Building J

Shelton

March 26, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hewitt Health & Rehab Center, 45 Maltby Street

Stratford

March 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Porter and Chester Institute, 670 Lordship Boulevard

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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