Be an Everyday Hero when you donate blood

Three donations opportunities in the area

It's time for the days that never end. Time for diving in and grilling out. Time to watch the fireworks to have a picnic to root for the home team.

It's time to share life. With grandkids and the first fish they ever caught. With your mother and the vacation she's deserved for years. With friends and mile after mile of open road. These are the stories we live for, and in summer, they're in season.

This summer, live a story and in turn, give a story. Schedule your appointment to donate blood today. Call 1-800-733-2767.

Saturday, July 13 8 am - 1 pm
Oxford Senior Center
10 Old Church Road, Oxford

Monday, July 22 1 - 6 pm
Naugatuck Portuguese Club
110 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck

Monday, July 29 9 am - 2 pm
Kaynor Tech HS
43 Tompkins Street, Waterbury
Sponsored by AMR Greater Waterbury

Monday, July 29 1:45 - 6:45 pm
85 Davis Street, Oakville

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Lori Flick March 23, 2013 at 08:40 PM
I am alive today because of 8 blood transfusions in 26 years! I cannot ever thank donors enough because I got to live to see my children grow up and now have grand children due to donor generosity! My first transfusion was with the birth of my second child. I faced the possibility that, without a blood transfusion I was going to die. I had a newborn I'd never see grow up and a 3 year old. There was a blood shortage and I am o neg so I was braced for that possibility. Thankfully donors stepped up and I got the precious gift of seeing my children grow up. Then when they were in high school, freshman and senior I desperately needed another transfusion. Again, thanks to blood donors I survived and saw my daughter graduate. Over the next few years there were more scares but THANK GOD there were always those generous donors! Isaw both girls graduate, go to college, ger married, have children because of many many selfless blood donors. I have life because of them. So if you are a donor or you know a donor know that you really and truly are saving your neighbors lives. All but my first batch of blood has come from within the county I live in. My neighbors have given me the gift of life and I am so very grateful. THANK YOU
Nancy Sasso Janis March 23, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Thank you, Lori, for sharing your story. Donating is so easy, takes only an hour of your time from start to finish and really does save lives.


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