American Red Cross blood drives

Region - posted Jan, 20 2014

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: Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m.: North Thompsonville Fire Department, 439 Enfield St., Enfield; Feb. 5, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m.: Ashford Senior Center, 25 Tremko Lane, Ashford; Feb. 10, 1 to 5:45 p.m., Court House Fitness, 47 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon Rockville; Feb. 10, 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., Goodwin College Riverside, One Riverside Drive, East Hartford; Feb. 11, 8 a.m. to12:45 p.m., Addison Corporate Center, 175 Addison Road, Windsor; Feb. 12, 1 to 6:15 p.m., The Academy Building, 2143 Main St., Glastonbury; Feb. 12, noon to 4:45 p.m., Manchester Community College, Great Path, Manchester; Feb. 13, 1:30 to 6:15 p.m., North United Methodist Church, 300 Parker Street, Manchester; Feb. 13, 1:30 to 6:15 p.m., Timothy Edwards School, 100 Arnold Way, South Windsor; Feb. 14, 1:30 to 6:15 p.m., St. Christopher Church, 538 Brewer St., East Hartford; Feb. 14, 1:30 to 6:15 p.m., Vernon Manor, 180 Regan Road, Vernon Rockville.

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