Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Rhode Island Blood Center is holding several blood drives this week.
Thanks to the Blizzard of 2013's traffic bans and power outages, the Rhode Island Blood Center missed about 600 blood donations, and they need your help to avoid running out. The organization is asking donors, particularly platelet donors, to consider donating blood as early as possible this week, helping to avoid a blood shortage. “We lost two days to the blizzard and a quarter of our state was without power, causing lost blood drives and donation days,” said Frank Prosnitz, the Rhode Island Blood Center’s communications manager. “Not all power has been restored, jeopardizing some blood drives and certainly diverting donors’ attention to their own immediate needs." But, those factors haven't diminished the daily demand for up to 280 pints…
Monday, March 5, 2012
Here are 5 Things to know today, March 5.
1. Keep tabs on government soending during tonight's Town Council budget workshop, schedled for 7 p.m. at South Kingstown Town Hall, 180 High St. 2. The Rhode Ilsand Blood Center is in constant need of new supply. Help save lives at a blood drive today at Rhode Island Blood Center, 14 Woodruff Ave., Narragansett. The Rhode Island Blood Center is the only source of blood and blood products for the hospitals' of Rhode Island while also serving customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Center must collect 240 to 280 pints of blood daily to meet the needs of its community, relying on the generosity of volunteer blood donors. 3. Everyone has an opinion or area of expertise they should share with others. Share it with South Kingstown …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Here are five things to know for Monday, Nov. 7.
1. Legends of Rock The Courthouse Center for The Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, is opening a new exhibit today honoring the legends of rock and roll. "Lil Bit of Rock and Roll: Watt Casey Photographs" features 35 photographs showing musicians in concert, behind the scenes, and in private moments. The vintage photographs include Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen and Leon Russell. The Courthouse Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The exhibit is free of charge. For more information, call 401-782-1018. 2. Save a Life Today Demand for fresh blood in hospitals is constantly rising, putting increasing strain on the Rhode Island Blood Center's supply. The center needs to collect 240 to 280 pints of blooa dayd to meet the needs …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The blood center is holding a blood drive in Narragansett today.
The Rhode Island South County Donor Center will be holding a blood drive at the Public Safety Building, 40 Caswell St., today from 1 to 4 p.m.. The Rhode Island South County Blood Center is the only source of blood and blood products for the hospitals' of Rhode Island while also serving customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Rhode Island Blood Center must collect 240 to 280 pints of blood daily to meet the needs of its community, relying on the generosity of volunteer blood donors. Donating blood takes only a few minutes and is virtually painless. But each pint of blood donated saves lives.