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Thursday, May 12, 2011

 

Talk about a cause for celebration.

In the midst of Kent Hospital's 60th anniversary celebration this month, it was announced that the hospital shared a wonderful moment with the Rhode Island Blood Center. Representatives from the RIBC paid a visit to Kent to announce that in the past 30 years, donors at Kent have donated close to 10,500 pints of blood.

30 years = 30,000 lives saved

Every pint of blood can save three lives, according to the RIBC, which means that Kent's drives have saved as many as 30,000 lives.

Both groups cited the "Seasons' Pass" program, in which donors and sponsors receive a framed piece of local art each year. Because Kent hosts four or more blood drives a year, it has been a steady recipient of these works of art. Kent dedicated a wall in its cafeteria this month to honor the RIBC, and the works hang there.

"It's a pleasure to dedicate this wall," said Sandra Coletta, president and CEO of Kent Hospital. “We’ve had a number of these photos, but they’ve been somewhat scattered on this campus. I absolutely love each and every one of them, in particular the piece that spawned the program. We certainly hope they will take the rest of the cafeteria over as every year comes and we add a new print.”

 

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