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.
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.
Local blood drives
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
March 2, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Perkin Elmer, 710 Bridgeport Ave.
March 11, from 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m., R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive
March 11, from 12:30-6 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road
March 7, from 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 466 Elm St.
March 9, from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.
March 5, from 1-6:15 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 2252 Main St.
March 10, from 1-6 p.m., Avalon Gates Apartment Complex, 100 Avalon Gates Road
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).