Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held on Monday, December 17th, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington, in the CHH Memorial Building, Conference Hall,first Floor.
To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code CHHCT.
Following back to back months of fewer than planned collections and widespread cancellation of scheduled drives because of hurricanes Michael and Florence, the American Red Cross is experiencing a shortage of critically needed blood and platelet products. Blood donors of all types, particularly AB, O, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are needed. 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.