Every Two Seconds Someone Needs Blood: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations

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The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

With more summer days ahead, every blood donation is important in helping ensure blood is available for patients in need, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those who need it. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App; visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities American Red Cross Blood Donation Center

Fairfield County Donor Center

596 Westport Avenue, Norwalk

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Additional blood donation opportunities by county:



8/5/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Watermark at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave


8/11/2015: 1 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Raymour & Flanigan, 14 Candlewood Lake Road


8/3/2015: 12:15 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue Extension

8/6/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Matrix Corporate Center, Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road

8/12/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Rd.

8/12/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Danbury Hospital RSM, Hospital Avenue

8/15/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 18 Clapboard Ridge Rd.


8/4/2015: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road

8/7/2015: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 118 Jefferson Street


8/9/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Rose of Lima School, 40 Church Hill Road

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