PPAC, WPRI 12 to host Blood Drive on Oct. 8

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and WPRI 12, in partnership with the Rhode Island Blood Center, are hosting a community blood drive on Oct. 8.

The blood drive will be located at PPAC’s Grand Lobby at 220 Weybosset St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PPAC and WPRI 12 invite those who are interested in donating to schedule an appointment in advance at ribc.org/arts. Use sponsor code 3391 when booking.

“We are thrilled to be working with PPAC and WPRI 12 on this blood drive to support the Blood
Center,” RI Blood Center account manager Glenn Halvarson said. “Blood donation
helps saves lives. In fact, donated blood is needed every two seconds to help a wide variety of people in medical situations.”

Free parking will be available on the Page Street side of the theater and blood donors will receive a thank you gift courtesy of Boscov’s at Providence Place mall.

“The need for blood donation is great in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” PPAC President and CEO J.L. “Lynn” Singleton said. “PPAC is pleased to support the Rhode Island Blood Center by hosting this
blood drive in our Grand Lobby.”

WPRI 12 is deeply committed to giving back to the community. Now, more than ever, is an essential time to give back and help

Patrick Wholey, WPRI 12 Vice President and General Manager

“WPRI 12 is deeply committed to giving back to the community. Now, more than ever, is an essential time to give back and help,” WPRI 12 Vice President and General Manager Patrick Wholey added. “We are pleased to partner with PPAC on this community service project.”

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