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PPAC and WPRI 12, in partnership with the RI Blood Center, are Hosting a Winter Blood Drive on February 9, 2022

Providence, RI – The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and WPRI 12, in partnership with the Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC), will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 10A to 3P in PPAC’s Grand Lobby at 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903. FREE parking will be available for blood donors on the Page Street side of the Theatre. As a thank you, the first 50 donors will receive a $10 gift card from PieZoni’s. 

PPAC and WPRI 12 invite those who are interested in donating to schedule an appointment in advance at

“Our blood drive on February 9 will be the third drive that we have hosted at the Theatre since October 2020. Our Grand Lobby is an ideal location for hosting a blood drive and can accommodate a large capacity of donors,” said J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President and CEO of PPAC. “The Rhode Island region is facing blood supply shortages; we want to do our part in assisting the RIBC in tackling this emergency.”

“We are happy to continue our community partnership with PPAC.  It is crucial to maintain safe levels of a blood supply for our community year-round,” said Glenn Halvarson, Account Manager at the Rhode Island Blood Center.  “It is safe to donate blood.  Blood donation is critical in helping to save lives. We thank PPAC for supporting the Blood Center.”

About the Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC)
RHODE ISLAND BLOOD CENTER (RIBC) was founded in 1979 as a nonprofit community blood center. For over 35 years, RIBC has been the primary supplier of blood and blood products to patients being cared for in hospitals throughout Rhode Island and in neighboring states. Our mission is to help save lives by ensuring a safe and plentiful blood supply to the patients and hospitals we serve. RIBC is also part of the National Marrow Donor Program and collects stem cells for transplant at its Providence location. RIBC provides therapeutic treatments for patients in local hospitals. Our state-of-the-art laboratory performs donor testing for over 400,000 donations per year. RIBC is also involved in various local and national research programs to improve all aspects of the blood supply. RIBC is a division of New York Blood Center, Inc. (a family of operating Divisions known as New York Blood Center Enterprises). For more information, visit 

About the Providence Performing Arts Center

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) presents a full roster of touring Broadway productions, concerts, and comedy. Located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district, PPAC is the second largest theatre of its kind in the country. The Loew’s Theatre Building, which is the historic home of PPAC, opened in October 1928 and has been applauded for its beauty and grandeur. PPAC is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been ranked by Pollstar as one of the Top Venues in the world. PPAC is managed by Professional Facilities Management and is the home of their corporate office.

PPAC is a GBAC STAR® accredited performing arts venue, indicating that the theatre has adopted the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. Learn more about PPAC’s Health and Safety Measures at

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