NBC 10 hosts annual blood drive

By Wjar Staff

NBC 10 is holding its annual blood drive for the Rhode Island Blood Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings in Warwick.

NBC 10's Barbara Morse Silva will be at the event all day with live reports.

"The NBC 10 drives are held at critical points during the year and this summer drive is extremely important as we enter one of the most challenging times for blood donations," said Frank Prosnitz, communications manager at the Rhode Island Blood Center. "While many people are in a vacation mindset, we recognize that blood needs never take a vacation. Each day, we must collect up to 280 pints of blood to take care of the needs of those hospitalized within our community."

Dunkin' Donuts will provide a coupon for each donor.