Mayor Guinta to read proclamation honoring "Blood Donor Week" in city

MANCHESTER (February 2, 2009) – Mayor Frank Guinta will be reading a proclamation honoring “Blood Donor Week” in the City of Manchester at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, at the American Red Cross Blood Services – New England Region Offices; 425 Reservoir Ave.; Manchester.


“When it comes to saving a life, one of the easiest things a person can do is donate blood,” Mayor Guinta said. “As a repeat blood donor, I realize that a small commitment of time can make a world of difference for people who desperately need blood.”


Mayor Guinta continued, stating that the need for blood is particularly crucial right now. “Because of the ice storm and the consistent stretch of inclement weather throughout the winter, the number of donor has been suppressed and that has led to a 600-pint deficit for the state,” Guinta said. “I am urging everyone in the greater Manchester area to consider how important blood donations are and, if they qualify, come to the Blood Center and made a donation.”


The Blood Center is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays; and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays.