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Red Cross Blood Drive at Jesse Lee Church Tomorrow

Severe blood shortage: Donors needed now to address delays in patient care

Red Cross Blood Drive at Jesse Lee Church (207 Main Street) on June 19 from 9am to 2pm

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible to prevent further impact to patients.

Right now, hospitals are responding to an atypically high number of traumas and emergency room visits, as well as overdoses and resulting transplants. In comparison to 2019, the Red Cross has seen demand from trauma centers climb by 10% in 2021− more than five times the growth of other facilities that provide blood transfusions.  

Additional opportunities to donate blood in Fairfield County during the month of June

Bethel

6/17/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Municipal Center, 1 School Street

Bridgeport

6/19/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 435 Anton Street

6/23/2021: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

6/30/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 200 Mill Hill Avenue

6/30/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 200 Mill Hill Avenue

Brookfield

6/16/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd.

6/16/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd.

6/30/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd.

Cos Cob

6/24/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Greenwich Water Club, 49 River Road

Danbury

6/15/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Gethsemane Baptist Church International, Gethsemane Baptist Church International, 8 Delay Street

6/22/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

6/23/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd.

6/24/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Rd.

Easton

6/16/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road

Fairfield

6/16/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road

6/28/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike

6/28/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike

Monroe

6/19/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Beacon Hill Evangelical Free Church, 371 Old Zoar Road

New Fairfield

6/18/2021: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., New Fairfield Company A Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Ball Pond Road

Newtown

6/25/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

6/25/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

Norwalk

6/17/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

6/17/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

6/18/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave

6/30/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

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

Riverside

6/18/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Riverside Ave

Shelton

6/18/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

6/18/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

6/25/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

Stamford

6/16/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

6/20/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Temple Beth El Stamford, 350 Roxbury Road

6/21/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Stamford, 1101 Bedford St

6/26/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 800 Long Ridge Road, 800 Long Ridge Road

6/26/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Spirit Church, 403 Scofieldtown Road

Trumbull

6/22/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

6/29/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

Westport

6/22/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., VFW, 465 Riverside Avenue


Patients need the help of the American people. Schedule an appointment to give 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.

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