EdAdvance will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at EdAdvance, 355 Goshen Road, Litchfield, CT 06579.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, visit www.edadvance.org/blooddrive. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome but may experience long wait times.
“EdAdvance is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Kristen DiVenere, Human Resources Support Specialist and member of EdAdvance’s Health and Wellness Committee. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.
“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”
According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.