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Sickle Cell Lives Matter

BLOOD DRIVE 

February 23, 2021

8:30am – 6:00pm

Hillhouse Field House,  480 Sherman PKWY

New Haven, CT 06511

The work of the American Red Cross and Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, So. CT never stops

About 100,000 people in the United States have sickle cell disease (SCD). Most

are of African descent. The disease causes red blood cells to harden and form a

C-shape (like a sickle). When hardened, the cells can get caught in blood vessels

and cause serious complications for patients. These complications can include

severe pain, respiratory conditions, organ failure, and even stroke.

There is no cure for sickle cell disease. However, the Red Cross supports one of the most critical sickle cell treatments of all – blood transfusions.

For many sickle cell patients, a close blood type match is

essential and is found in donors of the same race or similar ethnicity.

Now more than ever our SCD community and the Red Cross need your help.

 We are also reaching out to those of African and Latino descent to

give the gift of life, be a blood donor.

Register Today!
RedCrossBlood.org
Registration Code: Sickle Cell

What You Should Know

Healthy individuals who are feeling well have 3 options to make an appointment:

App: Red Cross Blood Donor App

Web: RedCrossBlood.org

Registration Code: Sickle Cell

Call: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including social

distancing and face coverings for staff.

 

Donors are REQUIRED to wear a face-covering or mask while at the blood drive.

IMPORTANT: Guests will not be able to attend blood drive (e.g. kids or teens, unless teen is

donating blood).

Required documents and donor eligibility

  • A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

  • Must be 17 years of age in most states

  • Those who have the Sickle Cell trait CAN donate

  • You must weigh at least 110 pounds

  • You must be feeling well & in generally good health

  • 16 years of age with parental consent where allowed by state law

Unable to Give Blood?

Please consider a monetary donation of $25/$50 or more.

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