The Fairfield Police Department supports the American Red Cross in its life saving efforts and is proud to host an annual blood drive to further those efforts.
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time: 11 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Police Headquarters - 100 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
No appointment is necessary but you may contact Sergeant Edward Greene (see below) if you would like to schedule one.
The American Red Cross supplies 40 percent of the nation's blood supply. Eighty percent of the blood donations given to the Red Cross are collected at mobile blood drives set up at community organizations, companies, high schools, colleges, places of worship or military installations. If you can find the time, please consider attending and donating.
Some facts about blood needs:
- Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
- More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
- The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
- The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
- Sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
- More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
- A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
- Click here to see if you are eligible to donate.
For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact:
- Lieutenant Edward Greene
Fairfield Police Department
100 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4808 between 7AM and 3PM