The American Red Cross of Connecticut serves more than 3.5 million Connecticut residents in 168 towns in Hartford, Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham counties, plus Fishers Island, N.Y.
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Help people affected by disasters big and small.
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We serve the community from seven offices and two blood donation centers around the state.
The need for blood is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. You will feel good knowing you've helped change a life. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations.
Volunteer Spotlight: Dennis Michaud, Blood Transportation Specialist
The Red Cross depends on dedicated volunteers to fulfill its’ mission and has a variety of volunteer positions available to accommodate whatever your schedule may be. One volunteer opportunity available is our Blood Transportation Specialist. Dennis Michaud of the Connecticut Red Cross had been a blood donor for many years while he was employed full... Continue Reading →
Patricia “Pat” Scharr, one of the most passionate Red Crossers, is retiring after more than 40 years with the American Red Cross
Story by: Ciara DiVita, American Red Cross Photos by: Susan Plotner, American Red Cross On June 19, 2018, the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region held a retirement reception honoring Patricia “Pat” Scharr at Highfield Country Club in Middlebury, Connecticut. Pat has been a valued member of the Red Cross team for more... Continue Reading →