ConnectiCare, headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut is partnering with the American Red Cross in Connecticut through the Ready 365 Giving Program. Ready 365 is a way for organizations to partner with the Red Cross to support our humanitarian mission and stand with us as we provide lifesaving services to our community. As part of the partnership, ConnectiCare has joined the program as a Bronze level supporter.
“We’re grateful to ConnectiCare for their generous support of the Red Cross mission,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “ConnectiCare’s partnership is a key resource in helping the Red Cross collect much needed blood and platelet donations. We are excited to welcome them to this program.”
Through their support, ConnectiCare has helped the Red Cross mission by sponsoring blood drives and supporting the need for blood and platelet donations. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and nationally, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 donations of blood each day to meet hospital patient needs. By sponsoring blood drives, companies like ConnectiCare, not only help to collect lifesaving blood, but also raise awareness about the need for blood and platelet donations.
“Giving back is part of our corporate culture so partnering with the Red Cross in Connecticut is a natural fit with our mission to create healthier futures for the communities we serve”, said Eric Galvin, President of ConnectiCare.
Last year, the Red Cross in Connecticut collected more than 109,000 pints of blood at more than 3,800 blood drives to provide lifesaving blood components, plasma derivatives and transfusion services to hospitals and acute care facilities in Connecticut. For more information on how you can support the Red Cross through blood donation, visit RedCrossBlood.org. To learn more about becoming a Red Cross Ready 365 Member visit: RedCross.org/ct.
About Ready 365:
Ready 365 Giving Program members are businesses that value the local impact and global reach of the Red Cross; they want to deepen their commitment to our mission; and they are ready to help save lives every day of the year.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.
ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. A local company for more than 35 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible. By striving to make it easy for members to get the care they need, ConnectiCare leads the individual market in the state, and is ranked among the top commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. ConnectiCare is a subsidiary of EmblemHealth. For more information, visit connecticare.com. To learn about ConnectiCare’s health insurance plans, visit chooseconnecticare.com.