American Red Cross community blood drives

Region - posted Dec, 18 2013

REGION - 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. How to donate blood: Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 of age (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 of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. The following are area blood drives: On Dec. 19, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm St., Enfield; Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m. at DST Output, 125 Ellington Road, South Windsor; Dec. 20, 1:30 to 6:15 p.m. at Vernon Manor, 180 Regan Road, Vernon; Dec. 21, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 180 Park Avenue, Windsor; Dec. 23, noon to 4:45 p.m. at Congregation Kol Haverim, 1079 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury; Dec, 23, 1 to 5:45 p.m. at St. Gabriel Church, 379 Broad St., Windsor; Dec, 23, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m. at VantisLife, 200 Day Hill Road, Windsor; Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Walgreens, 30 Hazard Ave., Enfield; Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m. at Shop Rite, 31 Main St., East Hartford; Dec. 26, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Chili's Windsor, 1035 Kennedy Road, Windsor; Dec. 26, 1 to 5:45 p.m., at Mountain Laurel, 1177 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury; Dec. 26, 1:30 to 6:15 p.m., at North United Methodist Church, 300 Parker St., Manchester; Dec. 26, noon to 4:45 p.m. at Staffordville Fire Station, 226 Upper Road, Stafford; Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Enfield Square, 90 Elm St., Enfield; Dec. 27, 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Shop Rite, 214 Spencer St., Manchester; Dec. 28, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m. at Camp Bow Wow, 1145 John Fitch Blvd, South Windsor; Dec. 31, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m., at Knights of Columbus Windsor Locks, Knights of Columbus, Windsor Locks; Dec. 31, 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Blvd. North, East Hartford; Jan. 3, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Dunkin' Donuts, 22 W Stafford Rd, Stafford; Jan. 6, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m., at Gerber Technology, 24 Industrial Park Road West, Tolland; Jan. 6, 1 to 5:45 p.m., at Willington Firehouse, 426 River Road, Willington; Jan. 7, 1 to 5:45 p.m., at East Granby Congregational Church, 9 Rainbow Road/Route 20, East Granby; Jan. 8, 1 to 5:45 p.m., at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 109 Sand Hill Road, South Windsor; Jan. 9, 1 to 5:45 p.m., at Hazardville Fire Department, 385 Hazard Ave, Enfield; Jan. 9, at 1:30 to 6:15 p.m., at North United Methodist Church, 300 Parker St., Manchester; Jan. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St., Manchester; Jan. 10, 12:45 to 5:30 p.m., at Rockville Elks Lodge, 9 North Park St., Rockville; Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at Waterside Crossing, 7 Waterside Crossing, Windsor; and Jan. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Branford Hall Institute, 995 Day Hill Road, Windsor.

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