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CTBC announces blood emergency

Connecticut Blood Center is sending an urgent call for all eligible blood donors to help combat summer supply shortages, including platelets and Type O- blood.

summer promotion

$100 E-Gift Card Drawing

From 8/1 - 9/10, all presenting donors during this time will automatically be entered to win a $100 e-gift card, redeemable for use at more than 200 retailers nationwide!

Summer promotion

2X Summer Bonus

Summer's here, and so is CTBC's 2x Summer Bonus! Give twice between May 25 - September 10 and receive a $10 e-gift card!

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Donate Now

YES! You can donate if you got the COVID-19 Vaccine

In most cases, there is no deferral period for blood donation after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Donate Blood

One blood donation from you can help save as many as three lives.

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Sponsor a Drive

Find out how to host a blood drive at our center.

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Be the Match

Join the marrow donor registry to be someone's one and only cure.



Check out our latest promotions! We offer ongoing donor incentives as our way of saying thank you for saving lives.


About Blood

You and your blood type are special! There are different ways to give that help you harness the power of your blood type to help patients the most.


Can I Donate?

Many people think they can't donate when they can. FAQ's and ask our medical team!

Giving 101

You may have questions and even some common misconceptions about donating blood. Get the facts, and let us walk you through it.

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Diagnosed at only 16 months old, Abbie's life was saved thanks to the selfless blood donors in our community.