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.

An upcoming blood donation opportunities in Shelton are:

Monday, March 2:  From 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Perkin Elmer, 710 Bridgeport Ave

Wednesday, March 11:  From 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m., R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive.

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