During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
Bethel residents can give blood on March 12 from 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Bethel High School, Whittlesley Ave.
Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.
Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need firsthand. His wife required 12 units of blood during emergency surgery following the birth of their son. “If it had not been for blood donors, she might not have survived,” he said. “Thanks to generous blood donors, I still have a wife and my kids still have their mom. I can’t possibly thank those people in person, but I can give a little piece of me back with each donation for the greater good.”
The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products.
Ridgefield residents can donate blood on March 1 from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Fairfield County:
3/12/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bethel High School, Whittlesley Ave.
3/15/2018: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street
3/9/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Central Christian Church, 71 West St.
3/14/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road
3/2/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Convent of Sacred Heart, 1177 King Street
3/5/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Avenue
3/6/2018: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Brunswick School Pre School, 116 Maple Avenue
3/10/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 466 Elm Street
3/6/2018: 8:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.
3/12/2018: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive
3/7/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., King School, 1450 Newfield Avenue
3/10/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court
3/3/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 6948 Main Street