American Red Cross
FARMINGTON - All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.
With the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, donors can conveniently schedule and manage donation appointments, access their donor card, track the impact of their donations and earn rewards. Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass before coming to their appointments.
March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943 in celebration of the Red Cross volunteers who help those in need by giving their time, money or blood. Join their ranks by making an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
March 18: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Italian Independent Political Club, 16 Harding Street
March 23: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp Street
March 28: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hillside Community Church, 435 Broad Street
March 18: 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Avenue
March 20: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Amberwoods of Farmington, 416 Colt Highway
March 22: 11:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave
March 24: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., UConn Main Building Academic E Wing, 263 Farmington Avenue
March 24: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., UConn Main Building Academic E Wing, 263 Farmington Avenue
March 25: 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Avenue
March 29: 11:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave
March 16: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, 485 Alling Street
March 27: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand Street
March 24: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hartford Hospital Newington Campus, 181 Patricia M Genova Drive
March 25: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Newington Masons, 80 Walsh Avenue
March 30: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Oasis of Life Christian Church, 945 Cromwell Avenue
March 30: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mount Vernon Road
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight.