Norwalk Hospital will host a community blood drive to benefit The American Red Cross, Connecticut Region on Friday, April 24, from 1:30 to 6:15 in the Patio Room on the fifth floor.
Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Drinking plenty of fluids on the day of donation, wearing comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up, and eating iron-rich foods in the weeks prior to donation is recommended. Donors should also bring a list of any medications taken along with a photo identification.
The actual donation only takes about 10 minutes, however donors should allow one hour for registering, giving a confidential health history and enjoying refreshments after donating.
For information or an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).