Community Blood Drive September 8

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 1:15pm

The next Block Island Community blood drive with Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC) will be held on Thursday, September 8, running from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Harbor Church.
Our ever-popular Pint for a Pint promo is back for a fourth year! From Monday, August 1 through Saturday, September 10, all presenting donors aged 21 and over at any one of our centers and participating mobile drives in Rhode Island will receive a coupon for a free pint of beer at any one of eight local breweries. For the full list of non-participating drives, the list of breweries, and more details about the promo, visit
In addition, all presenting donors during this time will be entered to win a $100 e-gift card. Drawing will occur on September 12.
Here are some quick things to keep in
• If you would like to make an appointment, visit http://www.ribc. org/drives or call (401) 453-8383. Enter sponsor code 2639. Walk-ins can only be accepted if safe social distancing allows at the time of arrival.
• Anyone 17 years or older can donate. There is no upper age limit to donating. Sixteen-year-old donors need a parent’s permission slip that can be found at
• Please bring your driver’s license or other form of identification.
• Concerning tickborne Illnesses: If you have had Lyme disease in the past but you were diagnosed more than 30 days ago and are feeling fine now, you may donate blood. You cannot donate blood if you are still taking antibiotics. If you’ve had a positive test for Babesiosis, you may donate two years after the positive test. Please contact RIBC’s medical team at (401) 453-8307 or if you have any questions.
• For most medical conditions, including cancer or heart attacks, you can donate once you’re feeling well and after a period of time. Most medications do not disqualify you from blood donation. Learn more at or if you have a specific question, please contact our medical team at (401) 453-8307 or
Whether you are a year-round resident or a guest on the island, please consider giving. The need for donations here and across the country is great right now. One donation from you can help save three lives. From beginning to end, the process will take about one hour.
Please take the time to save three lives!