RI attorney general issues call to donate blood

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general will participate in a mobile blood drive as part of National Blood Donor Month, and he is calling on other top state officials to do the same.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin plans to donate blood to the Rhode Island Blood Center during a mobile drive on Thursday. The drive is taking place outside his office on South Main Street in Providence.

Kilmartin is challenging the state's other general officers, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee. Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Secretary of State Ralph Mollis and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, to donate as well.

The public is also encouraged to donate.

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