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Red Cross Puts Out an Urgent Appeal for Blood Donations

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Jul 222014
 

blood_drive-244x300-1The Red Cross announced YESTERDAY thru August 15  that we are in URGENT APPEAL.

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

Donations through the Red Cross are down by about 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.

The number of donors continues to decline and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

The Independence Day holiday falling on Friday reduced the number of blood drives scheduled in early July. Many sponsors did not host drives because people took vacations during the long weekend or the entire week.

In an average summer week, about 4,400 Red Cross blood drives are scheduled, compared to Independence Day week when 3,450 drives occurred.

The Red Cross expected more people would donate after the holiday weekend ended, but donations did not significantly increase

 

There will be blood drives in the following Orange locations: 

Congregation Or Shalom

205 Old Grassy Hill Road

Wed July 23rd

1-6:15

 

Bertucci’s

550 Boston Post Road

Monday Aug 4th

11:30-4:30

 

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS ~ 1-800-733-2767

Or visit online at Redcrossblood.org

American Red Cross Schedules Two December Blood Drives — Will You Help Save A Life?

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Dec 142013
 

blood_drive-244x300-1You never know when you may need a life-saving blood transfusion. Accidents and illnesses happen all the time when we least expect them and it would be tragic if the hospital you were in was experiencing a blood shortage when you need it most.

The American Red Cross is hosting the following blood drives:

 

Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven

150 Derby Ave

Tuesday December 17: 1-6pm

Call today to make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit WWW.redcrossblood.org.

 

Urgent Care Center of CT

109 Boston Post Road

Friday December 27: 11-4pm

Call today to make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit WWW.redcrossblood.org.

 

Won’t you consider donating a pint? You could help save up to 3 lives.

In order to donate you must be healthy — feel well and be able to perform normal activities.

If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.

You must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

The Red Cross continually run blood drives..as the need is constant throughout the year. They do declare emergency blood needs around the holidays due to lack of donor flow.

 

Red blood has a shelf life of 42 days and platelets only 7 days.

 

 

American Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drive (with incentive)

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Oct 272013
 

blood_driveYou never know when you may need a life-saving blood transfusion. Accidents and illnesses happen all the time when we least expect them and it would be tragic if the hospital you were in was experiencing a blood shortage when you need it most.

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive Monday, Oct. 28 at Stony Creek Urgent Care, 236 Boston Post Road, from 1-6 p.m.

Discount food coupon provided by Ola, 350 Boston Post Road, for all presenting donors

Won’t you consider donating a pint? You could help save up to 3 lives.

In Order to donate you must be healthy — feel well and be able to perform normal activities.

If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.

You must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Call today to make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit WWW.redcrossblood.org.

The Red Cross continually run blood drives..as the need is constant throughout the year. They do declare emergency blood needs around the holidays due to lack of donor flow.
Red blood has a shelf life of 42 days and platelets only 7 days.