Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries. He needed 11 units of blood during emergency surgery and another seven units to treat … read more

Ridgefielder lends a helping hand to Florence victims

As Hurricane Florence lashed the Carolinas with rain and flooding when it made landfall on Sept. 14, Ridgefielder Thomas Kimball was one of the many who answered the call to help. The American Red Cross volunteer recently deployed to Wilmington, N.C., in preparation for the storm. “Right now, my deployment is for sheltering and feeding,” Kimball told The Press by … read more

Red Cross blood shortage continues in Connecticut

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed. After issuing the emergency call, the Red Cross has experienced a 30% increase in blood donation appointments through mid-July. … read more

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