Printable Version
Change Location

Connecticut

Serving the state of Connecticut

 

Find a Blood Drive

Enter your zip code to find blood drives near you:

 

Blood Donation Centers

Javascript is required to view this map.
 

Donor Stories

Kenneth of Meriden, Connecticut says when his baby daughter required surgery, he realized that blood donation was vitally important for helping to save the lives of infants. Although Ken donated blood in high school,  he didn’t realize then how essential blood donations are to patients in need. His daughter, Melissa was born with a congenital heart condition and lost her battle with heart disease when she was 17. Melissa spent almost a month in the hospital when she was born and required multiple blood transfusions. When Melissa was born, Ken began to donate blood regularly and in the last 20 years has donated over seven gallons.  Now Ken donates with his 19 year old son Zechariah, who also started donating blood in high school. Thank you Kenneth and Zech for helping to save lives in memory of Melissa.

—In Memory of Melissa
 

REDS-III Research Program

Connecticut Region is pleased to announce its selection for participation in the REDS-III research program. Click here to learn more.

 

Babesia Investigational Study

The Connecticut Blood Services Region is participating in a Babesia Investigational Study at select blood drives. Click here to learn more.

 

News

July 5, 2016
Media Concact: Alyson Barraza  (781) 366-4635 FARMINGTON, Ct (July 5, 2016) — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
July 1, 2016
West Hartford community encouraged to give blood 18-year-old cancer fighter Seamus Turco, his family and friends and the American Red Cross invite the West Hartford community to help give the gift of life at a blood drive on Tuesday, July 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the West Hartford Town...
 

Latest Tweets

 

Diversity Program

Many racial and ethnic groups have rare blood types that are much more common than in other populations. As a result, a rare blood type patient with a disease such as sickle cell anemia is more likely to find a match among donors of the same ethnic or racial background.  Please click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

Strive For Five Community Leaders