The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, September 15 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the Baystate Wing Hospital parking lot, located at 40 Wright Street in Palmer. All blood types are needed. Eligible donors will receive a one day pass to the Big E.”
Blood donations take approximately 40-45 minutes to complete, including the interview, donation, and refreshments. To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old; weigh at least 110 pounds; have a photo ID; be in good health (no colds, sore throat) and not have donated blood within the past eight weeks. Please be sure to have a good meal prior to donating, drink plenty of fluids, and bring along any lists of medications that you are currently taking.
“Local blood drives help us to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is available. All blood donated to the Baystate Health Blood Donor Program stays local to help patients in all Baystate Health Hospitals,” said Amy Benson, blood donor support recruiter with the Baystate Health Blood Donor Program. “There is no substitute for human blood. The only way our family, friends and neighbors can receive this life-saving gift is through your generosity. Your support will help ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is always available.”
Appointments and pre-registration are recommended; however, walk-ins are also welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Baystate at 413-794-4600.