African-American Affairs Commission Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
The American Red Cross has been a primary supplier of lifesaving blood products in the United States for more than 50 years. The American Red Cross Blood Services – Connecticut Region must distribute approximately 650 units of blood each day just to meet the basic needs of area patients. Only five percent of those eligible to donate blood actually do so. To donate blood and platelets through the American Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and in generally good health. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.