Norwalk event highlights importance of blood donations

<p>January marks National Blood Donor Month, and a donation event was held Wednesday in East Norwalk.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jan 10, 2018, 8:34 PM

Updated 2,324 days ago

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January marks National Blood Donor Month, and a donation event was held Wednesday in East Norwalk.
Last week's snowstorm shut down many western Connecticut business and offices, and kept people confined at home. But that also meant that blood drives were canceled.
Last Thursday, more than 20 donation events were canceled across the state. About 6,000 people had signed up, and all of those blood and platelet donations went uncollected.
Donors said Wednesday that donating blood is the least they could do to help.
"That's what you should be doing as a human being to help another human being," said Tim Burke, of the U.S. Coast Guard.
More than 60 people donated at the Norwalk event.
Gov. Dannel Malloy donated blood Wednesday morning in Farmington.
The Red Cross says it is always looking for volunteers and hosts for future blood drives.


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