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June 08, 2011

Connecticut Broadcasters Association and the American Red Cross Announce Blood Drives

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

According to a recent announcement made by the Connecticut Broadcasters Association and the American Red Cross, radio and television broadcasters across the state, as well as ESPN (News - Alert), will join hands in an effort to help save lives during four days of American Red Cross blood drives -- June 27 through June 30.

The multi-day blood drive will be held at convenient locations around Connecticut, including many television and radio broadcast studios. Some of the locations include the Marriott Hotel at Trumbull and Stamford and the Mystic Marriott in Groton; community centers including churches, synagogues, social clubs, banquet facilities, city offices, and Red Cross locations.

"We appreciate the Connecticut Broadcasters Association and its members sponsoring four days of blood drives leading into the July 4th weekend, a challenging time to collect blood because of hot weather, school vacations and holiday travel," stated Paul Sullivan, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross — Connecticut Blood Services Region, in a press release. "We look forward to welcoming hundreds of blood donors each day, along with friends and family, to participate in a chance to make a difference in the lives of others by donating blood before the July 4th holiday weekend, as the need for blood does not take a vacation."

"We hope the listeners and viewers of radio and television members of the Connecticut Broadcasters Association will help us in our goal to donate 2,500 units of blood in just four days," stated Mike Rice, president of the Connecticut Broadcasters Association, in a statement. "Our members are proud to support the American Red Cross in its lifesaving mission both on-the-air and at the blood drives to help increase blood supply levels in Connecticut during the summer months. We invite the community to join Connecticut radio and television personalities during four days of blood drives to help save lives."

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.