Red Cross/GBLN blood drive Saturday, Nov. 18 at Batalla School

During the holidays, accidents are on the uptick and the need for blood increases. 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. 18.

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.

Potential bone marrow donors will be screened by the Be The Match Registry, sponsored by the Icla Da Silva Foundation Inc.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for availability.

To streamline the experience and save up to 15 minutes on your visit, on Saturday morning please visit You can locate this blood drive by entering the zip code 06605.

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