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About the Connecticut Blood Services Region

Our Mission

The mission of the American Red Cross, Connecticut Blood Services Region is to partner with the community to provide a safe and sufficient blood supply for patients at the state’s 31 transfusing hospitals and acute care facilities. The Red Cross relies entirely on volunteer blood donors to meet the transfusion needs across Connecticut. The Red Cross needs to collect at least 650 units of whole blood each day to meet patient demand in the State. This is possible only with your help. The need for blood is constant.

Patient Stories

Each day, approximately 650 units of blood are needed just to meet the basic needs of hospitals across Connecticut. Blood is used for many surgical procedures, bone marrow transplants, trauma and chemotherapy. For some patients, such as the victim of an automobile accident, the need for blood is sudden. For others, ongoing transfusions are needed to sustain lifesaving medical treatment.

Connecticut blood recipients share their stories:

Madelina, North Haven

Jacob, Wallingford

Chris, Avon

Angela, Westbrook

Alex, Bethel

Brandon, Vernon

Dianne, Stratford

Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for an opportunity to help change lives for the better every day, we want to hear from you. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, which are second-to-none in the healthcare field. Consider becoming a member of our dynamic team! Click here to view our job postings.

Press Releases

Check back for the latest news about the blood supply and happenings in the Connecticut Blood Services Region.

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