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Donor Stories

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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There’s an exciting new scholarship program out there and it’s a life-saver! Click here to find out more.

 

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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What's Happening

#ChooseYourDay to give blood or platelets May 23-25 for a limited-edition RuMe tote bag.
Here’s a chance to be honored as the BLOOD DONOR OF THE GAME at Fenway Park!
Students ages 16-24 can participate in the Leaders Save Lives program to earn gift cards and scholarships!
NBC Connecticut Blood Drive
 

News

May 19, 2015
Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days...
May 12, 2015
Cheshire resident wins coveted tickets to Red Sox game and is honored on the field at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the GameTM!
 

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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.

 

Babesia Investigational Study

The Connecticut Blood Services Region is participating in a Babesia Investigational Study at select blood drives. Click here to learn more.