Blood Emergency Declared Across Region

The Rhode Island Blood Center has declared a "blood emergency."

The overall supply is down to a two-to-three day level.

It's even lower at one-to-two days for platelets and types O and B blood.

Ideally, the available supply is at five-to-seven days.

If you can donate, you are encouraged to book an appointment at

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