If you’re looking to donate blood, there will be plenty of opportunities to do so in Stamford. The American Red Cross will be holding blood drives in various locations throughout the city, and on Sunday, the Palace Theatre hosted one for its second year in a row.
According to the American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. The Red Cross collects and processes about 40% of the nation’s blood supply. The organization says just one donation can help save the lives of up to three people.
“As they say, the need is constant and I want to make sure that if you have a family or friend you can think about, you would want the blood to be there for them or yourself even,” says Kelsey Rogers, a Stamford resident and frequent blood donor.
“My grandfather played a huge influence in my life. When he was sick….he would be in the hospital and I would see him get blood transfusions all the time,” says blood drive volunteer Kenny NGO. “I feel like that if I could help someone out by just volunteering, even though I’m not giving directly, it would definitely make a difference.”
The Red Cross has blood drives scheduled in Stamford all throughout the month of April. See below for details. For more information, to make an appointment, or to find a blood drive near you, visit www.redcrossblood.org
Stamford Blood Drive Schedule:
*Thursday, April 3- Westhill High School (125 Roxbury Road) from 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
*Saturday, April 12- Tully Health Center (32 Strawberry Hill Court) from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
*Tuesday, April 15- UCONN Stamford- (1 University Place) from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
*Thursday, April 17- Thomson Corporation (Metro Center, 1 Station Place) from 8:15 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
*Saturday, April 19- St. Cecilia Catholic Church (1184 Newfield Ave.) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
*Monday, April 21- Stamford Hospital (30 Shelburne Road) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
*Saturday, April 26- Tully Health Center (32 Strawberry Hill Court) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.