(Torrington, CT) – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is hosting a blood drive in January in partnership with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be held on Thursday, January 28th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington in the Memorial Building on the Hospital’s main campus.
To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. As a special thank you for taking time to give the gift of life, donors will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
Blood donations often decline during the holidays when busy schedules, inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can make it more difficult for donors to make and keep donation appointments, but the need for blood doesn’t get a break for the holiday season. 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.