Blood Donation

The Connecticut Epilepsy Advocate, Inc. has joined with the Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross.  We decided to help by sponsoring our own Blood Drives.  We have postings for each of them, along with the dates of the upcoming drives on our Events Page.​

The need for blood is never-ending.  One of the reasons the number of donors is low is that not everyone can donate blood.​

Here are some common questions: 


  • Can people with Epilepsy give blood?  Believe it or not some of us can.
  • Can people with other medical conditions give blood?

The best way you can find out is to check with your doctor first, and if you are given the OK, to contact the American Red Cross at this special number:

(866) 236-3276.


You will be asked a series of questions and you will find out in a matter of minutes if you are able to donate.  If you are able to do so, just go to their website and find a location near you.  If you cannot donate, please ask a family member or friend who can to consider donating.

Please click on the link below to make an appointment to donate blood today.​

Eligibility Requirements can be viewed by clicking on the link below.​

The  American Red Cross looks forward to welcoming hundreds of blood donors each day along with family and friends to participate in a chance to make a difference in the lives of others by donating blood.  The need for blood does not take a vacation.​


Please remember: "The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood." (TM)

— The Connecticut Epilepsy Advocate, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization. —

(203) 874-8731​