PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and WPRI 12, in partnership with the Rhode Island Blood Center, hosted a community blood drive Thursday.
The blood drive was held in PPAC’s Grand Lobby on Weybosset Street. The event ended up being so popular, the R.I. Blood Center had to add 30 more time slots.
helps saves lives. In fact, donated blood is needed every two seconds to help a wide variety of people in medical situations.” R.I. Blood Center account manager Glenn Halvarson said.
All donors received 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,” WPRI 12 Vice President and General Manager Patrick Wholey added. “We are pleased to partner with PPAC on this community service project.”