The American Red Cross will hold a critical blood drive at the Goodwin College Community Room, One Riverside Drive in East Hartford from 8:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 11. There is an urgent need for blood and platelet donations. Many sponsors postponed drives during the winter holidays when regular donors are busy. This contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives across the country compared to the two previous months, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations. This shortfall has reduced the blood supply and donations are needed to reverse the declining supply. The Red Cross is looking to collect 52 units of blood, 2+ units over the goal of 50 units. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: Goodwin. Donors at the February 11 will receive a We Challenge U t-shirt while supplies last.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.