Lifespan Chief of Trauma and RI Blood Center asking for Blood Donations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Blood Center is below its monthly goal of donations. 

Officials are blaming it on three things:

-People are cancelling because of the recent storms

– The cold and flu season is preventing many from rolling up their sleeves to donate

– Many others don’t have time to donate during the holidays

To put things into perspective more than 370,000 people in Rhode Island are eligible to give blood but only 5% actually donate. 

For extra motivation this month, anyone who donates blood will automatically be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.