Be a hero for patients: Donate blood during Red Cross Month
The American Red Cross urges the public to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood or platelets this March in celebration of Red Cross Month. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urgently needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring.
Newtown residents can donate blood on March 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
Heroes of all blood types, especially type O, are urgently needed to provide hope and help for patients across the country. Make an appointment now by downloading the free 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.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Fairfield County March 1-15:
3/13/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center, 1 School Street
3/9/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Housatonic Community College, 900 Layfayette
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, 8 Delay Street
3/9/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Darien High, 80 High School Lane
3/4/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road
3/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saint Mark's Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Road
3/3/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.
3/9/2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue
3/5/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.
3/7/2020: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, 1 CT 39
3/2/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Deloitte, 695 East Main Street
3/4/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., King School, 1450 Newfield Avenue
3/14/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court
3/4/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Raymond T. Goldbach VFW Post, 100 Veterans Boulevard
3/7/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 6948 Main Street
3/4/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church, 70 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.