Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held on Friday, August 31st from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington, in the CHH Memorial Building, First Floor.
To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code CHHCT.
Blood donors of all types, particularly AB, O, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are needed. The American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood shortage and has issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and help save patient lives. Blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, and more donations are needed now to prevent delays in urgent medical care to vulnerable patients.
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. Download the Blood Donor App at redcrossblood.org to keep informed.