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Donate Blood at Bethel Historical Society on July 3

Red Cross urges donors to fill missing types to prevent a summer blood shortage

Red Cross Blood Drive at Bethel Historical Society on July 3 from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

While thousands of blood donors have answered the call to fill the Missing Types, more donors are needed now to help ensure patients don’t have to wait for blood products. During the summer, especially around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don’t keep pace with patient needs. The Red Cross is thanking all those who come to donate July 1-6 with an exclusive Red Cross Missing Types T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Fairfield County through July 15

Bethel

7/3/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bethel Historical Society, 40 Main Street

Bridgeport

7/2/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street

Brookfield

7/3/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd.

7/10/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Raymour & Flanigan, 14 Candlewood Lake Road

Danbury

6/26/2019: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Danbury Hospital RSM, 24 Hospital Avenue

7/13/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Danbury Church of Christ, 90 Clapboard Ridge Road

Darien

7/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Congregational Church of Darien, 14 Brookside Road

Easton

7/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Easton Volunteer Fire Company, 1 Center Road

Fairfield

6/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road

Monroe

7/6/2019: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Turnpike

New Canaan

7/2/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saint Mark's Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Road

Newtown

6/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newtown Municipal, 3 Primrose Street

7/2/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

Norwalk

6/26/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Walgreens, 55 Westport Avenue

7/2/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Merritt Seven/Venture,L.L.C Building 301, 449 Main Ave

7/5/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple Street

7/9/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk, 34 Midrocks Drive

7/10/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Avalon - East Norwalk, 8 Norden Place

Redding Center

7/3/2019: 12:45 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 Cross Hwy, P.O Box 1055

Ridgefield

7/11/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Mary's School, 183 High Ridge Avenue

Shelton

6/28/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

7/10/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Avalon, 185 Canal Street W

7/12/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

Stamford

6/29/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

7/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

Stratford

6/28/2019: 1:45 p.m. - 7 p.m., Baldwin Senior Center, 1000 West Broad Street

Trumbull

7/11/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Re/Max Right Choice, 105 Technology Dr

7/13/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Spring Meadows, 6949 Main Street

Wilton

7/8/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Rd.

7/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

 

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