Blood drive in Norwich Friday

NORWICH – Residents of Norwich and the American Red Cross will join together for a “Communities That Care” blood drive on Friday, Dec. 7, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Howard Johnson at 75 N. Broad Street. A “Communities That Care” blood drive is a Red Cross initiative to help engage local citizens and boost regional blood supplies by enlisting community support.

The American Red Cross appreciates the outpouring of public support in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. With your help the blood supply has stabilized, but the need for blood remains constant. It’s important to remember that blood is always needed and giving blood is a simple act that helps save lives. One blood donation can help save up to three lives and it only takes about an hour of your time.

The American Red Cross is encouraging all eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood. As a special thank you, all presenting donors at this drive will receive a free holiday t-shirt. Walk-ins are always welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting

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