Connecticut Blood Center recently hosted local elected and hospital leaders along with families impacted by blood donors to celebrate National Blood Donor Month but to also spotlight the critical need for donations.

Abbie Brouker, blood recipient

The press conference took place on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at our Middletown donor center. In attendance was Connecticut’s Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Middletown’s mayor Ben Florsheim and police chief Erik Costa, State Senator Matt Lesser along with leaders with Hartford Healthcare and Day Kimball Health among others.

January is often a difficult month for blood collections due to post holiday schedules, illness and winter weather but the need for blood is constant. The press conference urged Connecticut residents to roll up their sleeves at least once a season in 2024 to help prevent future blood shortages.

Below is a list of media coverage CTBC received for this event:

Middletown Mayor
Dr. Sherburne, Hartford Healthcare