Blood drive today in Shelton, from 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

A blood drive is planned for Monday, Sept. 15, at R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive, 8-1:45 p.m.

Other ways to donate

If you can't make this time to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. When speaking with an operator, they can tell you blood drives in an area close to you.

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, 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.