Gov. Malloy donates blood to American Red Cross

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Malloy donated blood on Wednesday at the American Red Cross in Farmington.

He talked about the importance of giving blood, especially in the winter months.

The governor said there’s been a drop in blood donations because of recent weather conditions.

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On Wednesday, he encouraged people to donate blood if they are able to.

“Remember that every time you donate blood you could be saving as many as three people’s lives,” Gov. Malloy said.

“It’s important that people who are eligible to donate come out regularly, make those appointments and keep those appointments,” explained Kelly Isenor, spokesperson for American Red Cross CT Blood Services Region.

Gov. Malloy says he comes from a family of donors and has been giving blood for the past 40 years.

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