Blood Drive Success!

Posted By: Jessica Olander (deleted) Community, Member Events & Trainings,

THANK YOU! Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors and donors!  Please see below for some more information and photos from the day!

(from l-r)Robert Chesson CTAA Board member,
Kelly Dematteo, CTAA Board member
& Ursula Sowinski of the American Red Cross

(from l-r) Kelly Dematteo, CTAA Board member &
Steve Weir, CTAA Board member
(from l-r) CTAA Public Relations Committee members
Bill Jackson and Cathy Finlayson

(from l-r) CTAA BOard members:
Kelly Dematteo & Dragana Lacore


I wanted to write and thank you so much for yesterday! And For all of your efforts to help make the blood drive a huge success!! Everything from the tee shirts you guys were all sporting, to the water bottles and stickers for donors, was just great! And of course you helping get the word out to people brought in a lot of first time donors! The location is prime right there on rt. 99!


Here’s what the numbers ended up as…71 people signed in, 14 were deferred for one reason or another, we had one QNS (didn’t fill the bag) and ended up with 56 good pints! Those 56 pints can help 168 patients in need. Once we take the blood to the lab and break down the components to red cells, plasma and platelets! They might go to someone in an accident, cancer patients or someone who’s been burned in a fire. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all you did!


Looking forward to Sept. 15 to do it again!!



Joanne Krekian

Account Manager II, Donor Recruitment

American Red Cross Blood Services


Cell 860-681-3962