March is Red Cross month, a time to remind everyone of the work of the American Red Cross in communities across the country and around the globe and how they depend on public support to help people in need.
The holidays are a difficult time for the region's blood supply. Regularly scheduled donors are usually caught up with seasonal activities, leading to a drop in scheduled donations.
Samantha Davenport, Medical Director of Transfusion Services at Bassett Healthcare Network, says it’s tougher than usual this year due to Hurricane Sandy.
The American Red Cross and A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital will be holding a blood drive on Thursday.
The blood drive will be held at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital’s Levine conference room from 10:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged...
Residents of the Norwich area and the American Red Cross will join together for a “communities that cares" blood drive from noon-7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Howard Johnson’s on North Broad Street.