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Red Cross Blood Drive at Ridgefield Parks & Rec on May 6

Red Cross Blood Drive on May 6 from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m at Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road.

This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine – can they donate?

As long as donors are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer’s name, there’s no waiting period required after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the U.S. Additional blood donation eligibility information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/Eligibility.

Three reasons not to wait to donate:

  • Donors, especially those with type O blood, are needed in May to help ensure blood products are available for patients now and into summer.
  • Those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma in May will be automatically entered for a chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps five, powered by Suburban Propane.*
  • Plus, those who make it in to give May 1-15 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card by email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.**

Schedule an appointment now to give blood and make it a summer full of life for patients. Appointments can be made by downloading 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.

Upcoming Blood Drives in Fairfield County  - May 1-15

Bethel

5/14/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Rd.

Bridgeport

5/3/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

Brookfield

5/7/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Raymour & Flanigan - Brookfield, 14 Candlewood Lake Road

Danbury

5/4/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

5/10/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

5/12/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

Darien

5/6/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Darien YMCA, 2420 Post Rd

Easton

5/12/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road

Huntington

5/14/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler Street

Monroe

5/15/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., I.B.E.W. Local 488, 721 Main Street

Newtown

5/6/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

5/6/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

Norwalk

5/6/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

5/6/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

5/7/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Ann's Club, 16 Hendricks Avenue

5/7/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Ann's Club, 16 Hendricks Avenue

5/14/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave

Ridgefield

5/6/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.

Stamford

5/3/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

5/8/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Avenue

5/9/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Temple Beth El Stamford, 350 Roxbury Road

5/11/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd

5/11/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

Trumbull

5/13/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

5/13/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

Westport

5/7/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Westport, 75 Church Lane

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