Blood Drive a success

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 2:45pm

To the Editor,
Thank you for sponsoring the Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 blood drive.

The efforts of the Block Island community are greatly appreciated and their support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies that ultimately save lives.
You may be interested to know that 41 donors registered to give blood and that 35 units of blood were collected at the drive. Since each unit can help three patients, up to 105 lives may be saved! We also had six first-time donors.
The next blood drive on the island will be on Jan. 6, at the Harbor Church.
Again, thank you for your contribution and ongoing support of this important community program.

Renelda Maurice-Simmons
Rhode Island Blood Center