Sunday, January 27, 2013
The RI Blood Center has announced three upcoming blood drives
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Olga Enger
Sunday, January 27
How do you give the gift of life? The Rhode Island Blood Center, has announced three upcoming blood drives in Johnston. The 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, according to their website. Drive Date: 2/5/2013 - 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location Dunkin' Donuts, Bloodmobile Address: 2738 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919 Drive Date: 2/13/2013 - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Location: Brewed Awakenings, Bloodmobile Address: 1577 Atwood Avenue #1, Johnston, RI 02919 Drive Date: 2/25/2013 - 2:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. Location: Dunkin' Donuts, Bloodmobile Address: 39a Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919 The center reports …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Rhode Island Blood Center hosts a blood drive at Chelo's in Apple Valley today.
Donated blood has a very short shelf life and the Rhode Island Blood Center is constantly looking for new supply. The North Central Chamber of Commerce and Chelo's Hometown Bar & Grille of Apple Valley will sponsor a RI Blood Center Blood Drive today, September 1st, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Chelo's at 445 Putnam Pike in Smithfield. For more information or to make an appointment visit: www.ribc.org or call 800-283-8385.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The RI Blood Center continues its summer collection drive with a stop in Greenville this afternoon.
We recently received a press release from the Rhode Island Blood Center stating that, which the American Red Cross has announced it is facing a "critical shortage" of blood, the supply in Rhode Island is "satisfactory." The local collection agency — not affiliated with the Red Cross, though it does provide assistance to the national organziation — is still pushing ahead with its summer collection drive, including today's stop at CVS in Greenville from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. “We continue to encourage people to make and keep appointments to donate blood at Rhode Island Blood Center blood drives or donor centers, helping to assure that we maintain an adequate and safe blood supply for our community," RI Blood Center CEO Lawrence Smith said in the …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
At a ceremony scheduled for May 25, the Rhode Island Blood Center is scheduled to honor the school's 402 pints collected this year.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Rhode Island Blood Center on May 24 announced that the Johnston High School community has earned the distinction of collecting the highest-ever number of pints during a single school year, a total of 402. On May 25, the Blood Center is scheduled to recognize the students, faculty, and staff of the high school during a ceremony beginning at 7:15 a.m. During the school year, the high school hosted three blood drives, and the 64 students who donated at all three drives will receive certificates for their achievement from the Blood Center. Blood Center Chief Operating Officer Scott Asadorian, Account Manager Cory Robinson, and Manager of Account Manager Glenn Halvarson are scheduled to attend the ceremony, to be held in the school …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Firefighter Cherra Wheeler is shown rolling up her sleeve to donate. RIBC also announced two contests for high school students.
The Rhode Island Blood Center's Bloodmobile visited Johnston Fire Station #4 on Hartford Avenue Thursday afternoon, and one of the first people to donate blood was Johnston Firefighter Cherra Wheeler. "I try to donate every eight to 10 weeks — as often as I can," said Wheeler. Brenda Polion, an employee at the Rhode Island Blood Center, said: "It's usually a little slow between Christmas and New Year's, but fortunately, the Blood Center recently had a very successful blood drive at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. For prospective donors, Polion has some advice: "Lay off the caffeine and drink some water. It makes the difference between being here for 5 minutes and 15 minutes." The Blood Center has also announced two contests open to high…