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Give the Gift of LIFE: Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities in Brookfield

Give one last gift – the gift of life – this holiday season! The Red Cross is giving a free Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt for those who donate Dec. 19-Jan. 5

There are two upcoming donation opportunities in Brookfield

-12/26/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Road

-12/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Road

Blood and platelet donations of all types are needed, especially type O.

As a special thank you for being the lifeline for patients this holiday season, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross Dec. 19-Jan. 5 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Fairfield County:

Bethel

1/3/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Rd.

Bridgeport

12/18/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street

12/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue

Brookfield

12/26/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Road

12/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Road

Danbury

12/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 18 Clapboard Ridge Rd.

12/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Crowne Plaza, 18 Old Ridgebury Road

Fairfield

12/18/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road

12/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 4670 Congress Street

12/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Trinity St. Michael's Church, 554 Tunxis Hill Road

 

Monroe

12/18/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins, 135 Main Street

12/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., YMCA Lakewood Outdoor Center Monroe, 204 Stanley Road

New Canaan

12/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street

Newtown

12/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newtown Municipal, 3 Primrose Street

Norwalk

12/19/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Avalon - East Norwalk, 8 Norden Place

12/20/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple Street

12/22/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Street

Ridgefield

1/2/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.

12/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.

Shelton

1/2/2020: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive

12/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hewitt Health & Rehab Center, 45 Maltby Street

Stamford

12/28/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

12/31/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

Stratford

12/27/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Homewood Suites, 6905 Main Street

Trumbull

1/2/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Center, 6448 Main Street

Wilton

12/23/2019: 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, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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