September 27, 2022

Give Blood in Old Lyme Today; Donors Urgently Needed to Prevent Seasonal Shortage

Give blood or platelets before Aug. 31 for chance to win year’s supply of gas

OLD LYME — Did you know about 62 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood?

But, only about 3 percent does.

By making an appointment to help save lives with the American Red Cross in August, donors can pump up the blood supply and keep it from falling to shortage levels. Platelet donors are especially needed now.

On Thursday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., a Blood Drive is being held at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Rd. Register for an appointment at this link. Donors can also schedule an appointment using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As a thank-you, everyone who comes to give blood or platelets between Aug. 1 and Aug. 31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win gas for a year, a $6,000 value. There will be three lucky winners.

Everyone who comes to give blood or platelets in August will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice.*

*Terms apply. Visit rcblood.org/fuel for details.