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No school bleeds like Portsmouth High

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

R.I. Blood Center nurse Melanie Lambert shares a laugh with Ashley Velzis as she prepares the 17-year-old for a blood donation at Portsmouth High School last Thursday. “I’ve given about four or five times before,” said Ashley.

PORTSMOUTH — There will be blood at Portsmouth High School — every eight weeks, in fact. The school held its annual summer blood drive last Thursday from 1-6 p.m. and, as usual, every table was full. “This is amazing,” said Sarah Perez, an account manager at the Rhode Island Blood Center. “The summertime is one of the […]

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Warren, Bristol tie in ‘blood battle’

By   /  October 9, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

Adam Cabral

And the winner is … the Rhode Island Blood Center. The towns of Bristol and Warren tied in a town vs. town blood drive held at two locations this past Saturday. In all, 32 donors gave blood  at the Bristol location, rescue headquarters on Annawamscutt Road, and at the Warren location, at the police department. […]

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Warren vs. Bristol in Saturday blood drive

By   /  October 2, 2012  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments


Who’s got more blood, Warren or Bristol? Saturday decides it. The fire departments from the two neighboring towns are having a blood drive challenge from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this coming Saturday, Oct. 6. Residents who give blood in either town can elect to have their donation “count” in a contest between the two […]

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