Red Cross Blood Drive at New Canaan Library

The New Canaan Library is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. All presenting donors can have their overdue fees waived.

To make a Blood Donation Appointment, please call 1-800-Redcross, or sign up HERE

Thursday, June 19th between 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Lamb Room at New Canaan Library.

Blood Donors Must be:


Be at least 17 years old in most states, or 16 years old with parental consent if allowed by state law

Weigh at least 110 lbs.

* Note: Healthy means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.

Prepare for your donation:

Hydrate - Be sure to drink plenty of fluids on the day of your donation.

Wear Something Comfortable- Wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow.

Maintain a Healthy Level of Iron in Your Diet Before Donating- If possible, include iron-rich foods in your diet, especially in the weeks before your donation.

Bring a List of Medications You Are Taking - We will need to know about any prescription and/or over the counter medications that may be in your system.

Bring an ID - Please bring either your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification.

Bring a Friend - Bring along a friend, so that you may both enjoy the benefits of giving blood.

Relax! - Blood donation is a simple and very safe procedure so there is nothing to worry about.

New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

Submitted by New Canaan, CT

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