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Many Opportunities to Donate Blood in Fairfield County

The American Red Cross and country music star Martina McBride have joined together this holiday season to remind people to take care of one another, sharing comfort and joy with hospital patients through the gift of blood donation. Health emergencies don’t pause for a pandemic or holiday celebrations. The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors across the country now to ensure patients continue to have access to lifesaving blood.

COVID-19 antibody testing of blood donations

The Red Cross is testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies which helps provide insight to donors concerning possible prior exposure to this virus. Donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within one to two weeks through our Red Cross Blood Donor App or on the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org. As part of this effort, plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma. Each week, whole blood donors with COVID-19 antibodies are helping to contribute between 350-500 units of potentially lifesaving convalescent plasma for patients in need.

The Red Cross is not administering diagnostic tests intended to diagnose illness. As such, to protect the health and safety of our staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

As a thank-you for helping meet the need for blood donations from Nov.15 through Dec. 15, Suburban Propane is offering blood, platelet and plasma donors a chance to win an Outdoor Living Experience, powered by Propane, to enable a lucky winner to enjoy socially distanced celebrations with family and friends this holiday season. The prize includes a propane-powered pizza oven, fire pit, outdoor heater and stipend towards propane.*

Blood donation safety precautions 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.   

Additional Blood Donation Opportunites in Fairfield County Nov. 16-Dec. 15:

Bridgeport

11/16/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue

11/21/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 435 Anton Street

11/23/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

12/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

12/11/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

Danbury

11/17/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

11/18/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

11/19/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

Easton

11/16/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road

Fairfield

11/27/2020: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Church of the Assumption, 545 Stratfield Road

12/2/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road

12/7/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike

12/9/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road

Greenwich

11/18/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road

11/18/2020: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road

12/5/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Greenwich Public Safety Complex/New Greenwich Police Department, 11 Bruce Place

New Fairfield

11/20/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., New Fairfield Company A Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Ball Pond Road

11/20/2020: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Fairfield Company A Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Ball Pond Road 

Newtown

11/19/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

11/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

12/11/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

12/11/2020: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

12/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

12/15/2020: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

12/3/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

Norwalk

11/19/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

12/10/2020: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

12/10/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

12/11/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave

12/2/2020: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

12/2/2020: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

Old Greenwich

12/7/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd

Ridgefield

12/3/2020: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.

Shelton

11/20/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

11/25/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

Stamford

11/18/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

11/20/2020: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Stamford, 1101 Bedford St

11/28/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

 

11/30/2020: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Stamford, 1101 Bedford St

12/12/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Avenue

12/14/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Stamford, 1101 Bedford St

12/2/2020: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Temple Beth El Stamford, 350 Roxbury Road

12/8/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

Stratford

11/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ryders Partners, LLC, 88 Ryders Lane, Suite 208

11/17/2020: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Ryders Partners, LLC, 88 Ryders Lane, Suite 208

Trumbull

12/15/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

12/3/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

12/9/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

12/9/2020: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

Westport

12/11/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Westport, 75 Church Lane

12/3/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., VFW, 465 Riverside Avenue

 

 

 

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