Donate Blood — PPAC

(2.14) The Providence Performing Arts Center invites you to Have a Heart This Valentine’s Day and stop by and make a blood doantion. This is their fifth year hosting a community blood drive in the grand lobby; we dare you to find a more spectacular donation venue. Just lie down and stare at the beautiful ceiling. And you always get juice and crackers and such.

As a thank you for their time, the first 50 donors will receive a complimentary $10 gift card to PieZoni’s. Free on-street parking will be available for blood donors on Page Street.

The Rhode Island Blood Center provides over 250 units of whole blood and blood components (platelets, red cells and plasma) to local area patients. Every two seconds, someone needs blood. A whole blood donation takes less than an hour, and a single blood donation can help save up to three lives.

From Glenn Halvarson, RIBC account manager:

Blood donations assist a variety of people, including people battling cancer, sickle cell anemia and kidney disease, surgical patients and premature infants, among others. It is crucial for the RIBC to maintain safe levels of blood supply for our community year-round to help those in need.

Go here to schedule an appointment or walk in and see if they can accommodate you.

10am to 3pm, Wednesday, February 14, Grand Lobby, PPAC, Weybosset Street, (directions)

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