10th annual Ben Haight blood drive is today


The 10th annual Benjamin Haight Memorial Blood Drive, dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Haight, a 9-year-old who succumbed to Neuroblastoma, will be held today from 3 to 8 p.m. in the church basement at St. Mark’s Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick.

Donors will also be able to register for the Be The Match Marrow registry.

The selfless contributions of blood donors over several years gave Ben the strength to participate in a variety of activities, including baseball, while providing hope for Ben and his family.

“They always say blood is the gift of life,” says Ben’s mother, Nancy Haight. “It kept our son alive. There are no words to express how thankful we are to blood donors.”

Now, blood donors can provide hope for many other children and adults, while keeping Ben’s memory alive, by donating at the Nov. 29 blood drive.

Each day hospitalized patients in our community require up to 280 pints of blood. The Rhode Island Blood Center is able to reach its daily goal only through the generosity of thousands of blood donors who understand that when they donate, they are truly giving the gift of life.


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