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Global Healthcare Company Chooses Cranston Parkade for New Donation Center

Cranston, RI – Paolino Properties is excited to announce that Grifols, a global healthcare company since 1909, is now open for business in the Cranston Parkade Shopping Center at 300 Garfield Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island.

Grifols is one of the largest plasma companies with a growing network of donation centers worldwide. The company develops plasma into essential medicines used to treat rare, chronic and, at times, life-threatening conditions. As a recognized leader in transfusion medicine, Grifols also offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions designed to enhance safety from donation through transfusion.

“We are very excited to welcome Grifols to the Cranston Parkade Shopping Center so that we may continue to offer shoppers and the community with the essential services they’re looking for, especially important services such as healthcare,” said Joseph R. Paolino Jr., Managing Partner of Paolino Properties. “We are happy Grifols has decided to expand their business into Rhode Island.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on September 16 with Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins. Grifols currently employs 38 people at its new Cranston location and is actively hiring to fill more positions.

“We are very honored to be welcomed into the Cranston community. We look forward to expanding the Grifols legacy in the New England area and giving back to the community that is so willing to support our pursuit of life-saving medications,” said Garrett Anderson, the Center Manager for the new Grifols donation center in Cranston. “Our team is extremely excited to welcome new donors to the center and begin contributing to the innovative leadership that Grifols is known for in the pharmaceutical industry.”

Business hours for Grifols are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn more at

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