Give blood and receive a $5 Amazon gift card!

The Danbury Patch is reporting that the American Red Cross has a critical need for blood and platelet donors in the greater Danbury area. The need for blood escalates during the holiday season for medical treatments and emergencies.

From now through Dec. 19, 2018 everyone who donates blood or platelets will be given a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Danbury blood drives will be held today (Tuesday, Nov. 27) until 5:15 pm at the Midtown campus, Wednesday, Nov. 28 until 5:15 pm at the Westside campus, and then a third blood drive will be back at the Midtown campus on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 11:45 am until 5:15 pm.

Other blood drives will be held in Brookfield, Ridgefield, Monroe, and Weston. For locations, dates, and times, click on patch.com. For more information on the American Red Cross and to donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org., or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.