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Give Thanks, Give Blood: Blood Mobile Comes to Ware

November 10, 2016

Celebrate the season of Thanksgiving by donating blood before the holiday weekend. The community is invited to join the blood drive held on Wednesday, November 23, from 11 am to 4 pm at Baystate Mary Lane on the Baystate Health Bloodmobile. In appreciation, all eligible donors will receive a Dunkin' Donuts or Big Y Gift card.

The bloodmobile will be parked in the North (visitors) parking lot, located at 85 South Street in Ware.

“Please help us to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is available by donating blood with Baystate Health Blood Donor Program,” says Deb Oberg, co-coordinator of the Blood Drive held in Ware, noting the blood drive is sponsored by Country Bank and Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.

Give Thanks, Give Blood

“One donation helps to save two lives, and 100% of all blood collected on the bloodmobile stays in our community for use in Baystate Health hospitals and facilities," says Oberg.

“There is no substitute for human blood,” adds Maryann Burian, who joins Oberg in the planning and coordination of the Mobile Blood Drives held at the hospital.

Blood donations take approximately one hour 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, or sore throat); and
  • have not donated blood within the past eight weeks.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call Deb Oberg or MaryAnn Burian at 967-2180.