With the blood supply at 15 year low, more Connecticut residents are being urged by the American Red Cross to donate blood. Each unit of blood donated can help three patients. Spokeswoman Elaine St. Peter says the supply is at a critically low level.
St. Peter says sometimes people are afraid to donate for the first time, but once they find out how easy it is, they become regular donors. She says the mid-week Independence Day and the extreme summer weather has contributed to a decrease in donations.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. St. Peter reminds that the only source of blood is a healthy blood donor.
Greater Danbury area blood drives over the next two weeks:
July 31: Union Savings Bank, 225 Main Street Danbury branch 7:30am-6pm
August 4: Holy Trinity Church in Sherman 7:30am-12:30pm
August 6: Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury 12:15-6pm
August 6: Wilton Corporate Park 9am-2:30pm
August 7: Oxford Community/Town Hall 1pm-6pm
August 11: Danbury Hospital 11am-4pm
August 11: Fairfield County Bank, Federal Road Danbury branch 8am-1pm