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Give blood in Wilton with the Red Cross during Trauma Awareness Month

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.

Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left leg was amputated following a farming accident. “Through the surgeries, I received 13 units of blood,” he said. Weidner now gives blood as often as he can.

Donors of all blood types are needed this May. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions.

Schedule your appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can then also visit redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win one of two grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Fairfield County

Bridgeport

5/19/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue

5/21/2016: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 435 Anton Street

Brookfield

5/26/2016: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Raymour & Flanigan, 14 Candlewood Lake Road

Danbury

5/26/2016: 11:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Danbury Hospital RSM, Hospital Avenue

5/28/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St, Joseph Church Hall, 370 Main Street

Greenwich

5/18/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road

New Canaan

5/17/2016: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saint Mark's Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Road

New Fairfield

5/20/2016: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Edwards Catholic Church, 21 Brush Hill Road, Route 39

Shelton

5/19/2016: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive

Stamford

5/20/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fusion Academy, 66 Gatehouse Road

5/28/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St Cecilia Catholic Church, 1184 Newfield Ave.

Wilton

5/23/2016: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.

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