Last call for tickets! Join us for the 14th annual American Red Cross Heroes Ball on March 23, from 6 to 11pm at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This celebratory event honors those who save lives through blood donations.
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Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. As the single largest supplier of blood in the U.S., the American Red Cross works tirelessly to ensure that lifesaving blood and blood products are available to hospital patients in need. Each day, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 units of blood to meet the needs of accident and burn victims, surgical candidates and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.
Right here in Connecticut, the Red Cross must collect nearly 300 units of blood each day. The Red Cross doesn’t just collect blood; it also plays a prominent role in protecting the safety of donors and recipients. It was among the first to implement testing for newly discovered infectious diseases, and it is frequently the single major contributor to clinical trials that improve blood safety.
The Red Cross could not provide these services without the help of generous volunteer blood donors and the organizations that sponsor 200,000 blood drives each year. Their generous support helps the Red Cross provide a strong and robust blood supply.
The American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region is pleased to honor the many brave, selfless, and strong people and organizations that ensure lifesaving blood is available every day.