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Kenneth of Meriden, Connecticut says when his baby daughter required surgery, he realized that blood donation was vitally important for helping to save the lives of infants. Although Ken donated blood in high school,  he didn’t realize then how essential blood donations are to patients in need. His daughter, Melissa was born with a congenital heart condition and lost her battle with heart disease when she was 17. Melissa spent almost a month in the hospital when she was born and required multiple blood transfusions. When Melissa was born, Ken began to donate blood regularly and in the last 20 years has donated over seven gallons.  Now Ken donates with his 19 year old son Zechariah, who also started donating blood in high school. Thank you Kenneth and Zech for helping to save lives in memory of Melissa.

—In Memory of Melissa
 

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Diversity Program

Many racial and ethnic groups have rare blood types that are much more common than in other populations. As a result, a rare blood type patient with a disease such as sickle cell anemia is more likely to find a match among donors of the same ethnic or racial background.  Please click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

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February 25, 2015
FARMINGTON, CONN. — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “Everyday heroes help those in need in Connecticut,” said Jeff Meyer, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Massachusetts Blood Service Region. “They are...
February 17, 2015
FARMINGTON, CONN.- High school students in Connecticut are helping maintain the community blood supply by donating 8,250 lifesaving units of blood so far this school year. Students have three more months left in the academic year to make a meaningful difference for hospital patients and aim to win...
 

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REDS-III Research Program

Connecticut Region is pleased to announce its selection for participation in the REDS-III research program. Click here to learn more.

 

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