The Knights of Columbus Council #297 of St. Albans with roundtables in East Fairfield and Fairfield have hosted the collection of 1,523 blood donations (a little more than 190 gallons). A recent blood drive took place at St. Mary Parish Hall on Jan. 27. This was their 49th blood drive since August 2020.

The Knights began hosting blood drives during Covid-19 either at St. Albans City Hall or St. Mary Parish Hall, and they currently host approximately two or three blood drives a month at these locations.

Hosting blood drives is a full-service participation of bringing in donors, promoting the blood drives and volunteering at the actual event.

Grand Knight Valdemar Garibay said, “We are happy to serve our community by being a part of helping others in need of blood, and we are very appreciative of all the donors who attend the blood drives to help others as well.”