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R.I. faces blood shortage emergency, reduced donations cutting into hospital supplies

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island remains in a blood emergency this month, with about 200 fewer donation pints collected each week, according to the Rhode...
IN NEED: Andre Gill donates blood at the Rhode Island Blood Center. The center says donations are decreasing as people become more active as the economy reopens and COVID-19 infections decline. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. blood donations trickle in as economy starts to reopen

Blood collections often wane during months when people become busier. And by that guide, 2021 is shaping up to be a difficult spring and...

Westerly Hospital treats 3 COVID-19 patients with donated plasma

WESTERLY – Three COVID-19 patients at Westerly Hospital have received a plasma infusion through donations from the New York Blood Center. The treatment, which was...
SCOTT J. ASADORIAN was recently named executive director of the Rhode Island Blood Center. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND BLOOD CENTER

Asadorian named executive director of Rhode Island Blood Center

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Blood Center has named Scott J. Asadorian as its new executive director. Asadorian started his career with RIBC’s former parent...
RHODE ISLAND BLOOD CENTER announced it has entered into an affiliation with New York Blood Center.

Rhode Island Blood Center enters affiliation with NYBC

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Blood Center has entered into an affiliation with the New York Blood Center, the nonprofit blood supplier announced Tuesday. “Our partnership...
A REGULAR APPOINTMENT: Anthony Bogar, right, of East Providence, gives blood every eight weeks. Following a recent donation at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island offices in Providence, he speaks with Scott J. Asadorian, the Rhode Island Blood Center’s vice president and chief operating officer. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Blood Center’s need for blood gives companies a chance to...

It was the Orlando, Fla., nightclub mass shootings that inspired Marcy King to arrange a blood drive at Rebuilders Automotive Supply Co., in Coventry,...
Scott Asadorian

R.I. Blood Center draws on new initiatives to expand donor base

PROVIDENCE – While only 5 or 6 percent of the Rhode Island population donates blood, approximately 37 percent – or 375,000 people – are...

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