AIHT Education partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive

American Institute of Healthcare Technology – AIHT Education, will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday August 11 from 12 pm to 5 pm at 480 Lordship Blvd, Stratford CT.

AIHT Education is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Ravish Shah, President “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”

Below are the steps to sign up:

  1. Go to redcrossblood.org
  2. Search Zip Code: 06615
  3. Select Date: August 11
  4. Select Blood Drive at American Institute of Healthcare and Technology at 480 Lordship Blvd, Stratford CT 06615
  5. Select your appointment time

According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.