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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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Come out to give Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 for an American Red Cross holiday long-sleeve T-shirt, while supplies last!
 

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December 16, 2014
Middlesex County community encouraged to give blood on New Year’s Eve CHESTER, Conn. — Middlesex County residents are encouraged to end the year on a high note by donating blood. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in honor of Colleen Kelly Alexander on Wednesday, December 31...
December 16, 2014
Eligible donors asked to give the gift that can help save lives this holiday season FARMINGTON, Conn. — This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn...
 

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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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