Red Cross Urges Eligible Donors To Donate Blood

December 13, 2016

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give the gift of blood donation during the month of December. Unfortunately during the holiday season donations actually decline while the needs of patients remain the same.

Donors of all blood types are needed this holiday season to help ensure that there is a sufficient supply for hospital patients. Additionally, those who come to donate December 22 through January 8 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

12/21: 12:30-5:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street
12/21: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street

12/21: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road
12/31: 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Trinity St. Michael’s Church, 554 Tunxis Hill Road

12/21: noon-5 p.m., Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins, 135 Main Street

12/19: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Perkin Elmer Corporation, 710 Bridgeport Avenue
12/30: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive

12/21: 1:30-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 2600 Main Street

12/17: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Road
12/30: 1-6 p.m., St. Theresa Parish, 5301 Main Street

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). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the Rapidpass online health history questionnaire at to save time when donating.