Fishers hosts Blood Drive June 7

by Jane Ahrens

The 2023 Blood Drive is scheduled and more people can donate as FDA lifts restrictions!

The CT Blood Center (CTBC) will return this year to collect whole blood from volunteer donors to distribute thru the Connecticut and Rhode Island hospitals serving our Island.

The donations will be collected at the Fishers Island School Gym between 9am and 2pm.

🩸Appointments are necessary and for your convenience, you may schedule yours by clicking this link: Fishers Island Blood Drive

Date: Wednesday, June 7
Time: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Location: Fishers Island School GYM
Appointments: ALL Made Ahead Online

Participation is welcomed in a variety of ways:

    • As a donor
    • Host at the door welcoming donors
    • Help with the snack time after people donate
    • Contribute an item* for lunch for the CT Blood Center staff of 12

    16 year olds who would like to donate require parent/guardian permission.
    Find, print, and sign the permission slip HERE

    Please contact Jane Ahrens with questions or to volunteer to assist finyinfo@gmail.com, text (203) 801-8431
    * We welcome Chef Salad makings (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, bacon bits, cucumber, hard boiled eggs, croutons, dressings, etc.), perhaps a soup, chips, fruit, cookies and brownies

    All donor appointments are made thru the link above.
    Thank you to the Fishers Island School for providing the perfect space.


    Welcome Back, New & Former Donors!

    The deferral for potential exposure to Mad Cow Disease (vCJD) has been lifted by the FDA! Those who spent time in the UK, France, or Ireland may now be eligible to donate.


    TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DONATING BLOOD, visit the CTBC Website

    CT Blood Center’s website can answer many of your questions. Start HERE with Giving 101

    Or, you may call the CT Blood Center and speak with one of their knowledgeable staff members at 401-453-8307 regarding donor eligibility.

    CONNECTICUT BLOOD CENTER (CTBC) supplies blood and blood products to patients being cared for in over a dozen Connecticut hospitals. CTBC operates a hospital services blood storage depot from our Connecticut center so we can quickly and reliably get urgent or unexpected orders to local hospitals. CTBC is operated by the Rhode Island Blood Center, a part of the New York Blood Center Enterprises family with more than five decades of experience saving lives by ensuring a safe and plentiful blood supply to the patients and hospitals we serve. CTBC is also part of the National Marrow Donor Program, registering individuals throughout New England to become lifesaving stem cell donors for patients who need a transplant to survive.

    *What is a Phlebotomist? Phlebotomists, or phlebotomy technicians, are health care professionals who collect blood samples from patients for tests, transfusions, or donations.

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    USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay. Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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