Start the new year on a lifesaving note by donating blood at the NBC Connecticut/Telemundo Connecticut Blood Drive on Thursday, January 3, at the American Red Cross in Farmington.
The American Red Cross will hold the blood drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 209 Farmington Avenue in Farmington.
All presenting donors will get a $5 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts (by email) and a free long-sleeved Red Cross t-shirt while supplies last.
You can save as many as three lives with a single blood donation.
While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are strongly encouraged.
Go to the Red Cross website here and use sponsor code NBCCT to schedule an appointment. Speed up the donation process by completing “Rapid Pass” on the day of your donation. Answering several questions will save you time at the blood drive. You can do that on the Red Cross website as well. Just click on “Start Rapid Pass” under the Donate Blood tab.