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The Red Cross is here for you. Please call us 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) - 24 hours a day.
Information on blood drives, blood donation appointments as well as your personal blood donor account can be found on our Red Cross Blood website (click the link below). You may also call us 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
We provide help for members of the military, veterans and their families to prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Call 1-877-272-7337 (24 hours a day) or click below to learn more.
The Red Cross offers classes in: CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, learn to swim, water safety and more. Click below to learn more.
For questions about classes or certification cards you may also call: 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Senior Management Team
Mario Bruno | CEO, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region
Richard Branigan | Chief Administrative Officer, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region
Rebecca Johnson | Regional Disaster Officer, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region
Betty Dugan | Director, Development Administration, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region
Beth Healey | Senior Director, Military and International Services
Jocelyn Hillard | Regional Communications Director, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region
Mar Parsaye | Regional Volunteer Services Officer, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region
Brandon Ponder | Chief Development Officer, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region
Susan Roberts | Executive Director| Rhode Island Chapter
Board of Directors
Thomas Beyer, Board Chair | CORT Business Services
Colleen Kelly Alexander | Motivational Speaker
Chief John Alston | Fire Chief for the City of New Haven
Anne Alzapiedi | GE Capital
Dianne Auger | Community Volunteer
Joseph Bartozzi | National Shooting Sports Foundation
Susan Beauregard | Community Volunteer
Guy Beeman | Beeman Marketing Associates
Thomas Beyer | CORT Business Services
Jennifer Bull | PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
Adrienne Cochrane | YWCA Hartford Region
Lauren Dienes-Middlen | WWE
Jason Dies | Pitney Bowes
Matthew Duddy | Lamar Advertising Company
Cheryl Engels | Linde
Alice Ferreira | Webster Bank
Alfred Jarvis | Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Robert Kump | Avangrid
Kent McClun | Wells Fargo
Christopher McDavid | Raytheon Technologies
Mark Modzelewski | Cencor Initiative Group
Patrick O’Donnell, Board Member Emeritus | Datto
Daniel Purushotham | CCSU
Ashley Rendon | Edward Jones Investments
Paul Rossi | Gartner
Jay Salvador | New Group Media
Jacqueline Scheib | Robinson & Cole, LLP
John Simeone | Comcast
Lucian Terranova | Community Volunteer
Joseph Thomas | Community Volunteer
A. Morris Tooker | The Hartford
Thomas Vaccarelli | Hartford HealthCare
Adam Volchko | Mercer
Teno West | West Group Law PLLC
Kris Yeager | Norwalk Community College Foundation
The American Red Cross serves Connecticut communities through 6 office locations and 2 blood donation centers.
The contributions of corporate citizens enable the Red Cross to make a tremendous difference every day for those who rely on our services in disasters and other emergencies.
Read about the history of the Red Cross in Connecticut
During World War I, Red Cross work included production of clothing, comfort items and bandages for the armed forces. The Home Service program helped the families of servicemen communicate with their loved ones overseas and to provide other services.
The Red Cross entered into preparedness training in the 1920s, adding first aid, water safety and Junior Red Cross programs. Over the decades, our classes expanded as medical technology developed to include CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training. We also provide information to help individuals prepare for natural or other disasters.
During World War II, services to the armed forces again increased. Volunteers produced needed materials, visited wounded soldiers and supported home front relief work. During the war, the Red Cross began supplying the armed services with blood plasma.
In 1950, with blood transfusions becoming a more frequent medical practice, the Connecticut Red Cross Blood Program was established to serve the needs of the state’s civilian population.
The Connecticut Chapter responds to an average of 800 local disasters each year, most of them home fires. We help families with immediate, disaster caused needs for shelter, food, clothing and emotional support.
We train and prepare thousands of Connecticut residents each year, offering courses in First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding, as well as Babysitter training and Community Disaster Education programs. Our Fire Safety program offers free smoke alarm installations and fire escape planning for all Connecticut families.
We provide emergency communications, counseling and other services to hundreds of Connecticut military families every year.
Our international services programs include family linking services for people seeking news and information about loved ones separated by war or disaster, as well as support of health initiatives that combat diseases like measles and rubella.
And, through the generosity of volunteer donors, we collect tens of thousands of units of blood at thousands of drives across Connecticut to provide lifesaving blood components and products to hospitals and acute care facilities throughout the state.