Red Cross urges healthy individuals to give blood amid coronavirus concerns
Brookfield residents can donate blood on March 17 from 1 to 6:15 pm at Raymour & Flanigan, 14 Candlewood Lake Road
The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, rise in the U.S.
Cold and flu season has already impacted the nation’s ability to maintain its blood supply. As the number of coronavirus cases grows in the U.S., the number of people eligible to give blood for patients in need could decrease further.
Please make an appointment to donate blood now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Blood donors with type O blood and platelet donors are especially needed right now.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Fairfield County March 10-31:
3/13/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center, 1 School Street
3/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Raymour & Flanigan, 14 Candlewood Lake Road
3/10/2020: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Danbury Hospital RSM, 24 Hospital Avenue
3/12/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Gethsemane Baptist Church International, Gethsemane Baptist Church International, 8 Delay Street
3/23/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road
3/27/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 466 Elm Street
3/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saint Mark's Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Road
3/27/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., New Fairfield Congregational Church, 20 Gillotti Road
3/25/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 Cross Hwy, P.O Box 1055
3/12/2020: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., R.D.Scinto, 2 Corporate Drive
3/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street
3/26/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes, 5 Lake Road
3/14/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court
3/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sportsplex-Stamford, 49 Brownhouse Rd
3/27/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court
3/27/2020: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Catholic High School, 926 Newfield Avenue
3/12/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Center, 6448 Main Street
3/30/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Long Hill Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, 5400 Main Street
With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.