Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is hosting a blood drive in November in partnership with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be held on Monday, July 24th, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington in the Cafeteria on the Hospital’s ground floor.
To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage in recent months as donations have fallen short of expectations. The summer months are the most challenging times of the year to collect blood as people delay giving while on vacation.
Blood donors of all types, particularly AB, O, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are encouraged to make an appointment to donate and help ensure hospitals have the blood they need for patients this winter.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health.
Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.
# # #