March 20, 2018

Blood donation opportunities for October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.

“I had no idea what to expect, but the experience was very easy and quite rewarding,” said donor Alice Donofrio, who gave blood for the first time in memory of her mother, who received several blood transfusions while being treated for breast cancer.

“I try and give blood as often as I can, and every time it gives me a good feeling in my heart. It is so nice to know that taking just an hour or so out of my day can help save the lives of others.”

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Chittenden County include:


Oct. 17: 1 p.m.-7 p.m., University of Vermont Patrick Gym, 97 Spear Street Oct. 18: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Champlain College, South Willard Street Oct. 30: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The University of Vermont Medical Center, 111 Colchester Avenue


Oct. 21: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holy Family Church, 4 Prospect Street Oct. 28: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way


Oct. 27: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset Street


Oct. 21: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 225 Interstate Corporate Center


Oct. 25: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., MyWebGrocer, Champlain Mill, 20 Winooski Falls Way

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