Blood drive at Cesar Batalla School on Nov. 19

blood-drive-tableDuring the holidays, the need for blood increases exponentially because of the uptick in accidents that occur.

So prepare to roll up your sleeve at the next GBLN-sponsored blood drive, which is at Cesar Batalla School, 606 Howard Ave., Bridgeport.

The drive is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for availability.

To reserve a time slot online, the blood drive is searchable by the school's zip code (06605) on the Red Cross website.

The drive is directed by GBLN volunteer Elena Padin, with help from the seventh- and eighth-graders of Cesar Batalla's Talented and Gifted Program.

And thanks to everyone who came out to the last blood drive that GBLN sponsored at the McGivney Center. Our GBLN volunteers and the 50 donors who came out deserve the community's gratitude for contributing to the blood supply.

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