Temporarily Closed as of 1/11/2021
Thank you for contacting the Baystate Health Blood Donor Program.
Effective January 11, 2021, the Blood Donor Program will be temporarily suspending all blood and platelet collections as we redeploy our phlebotomists to support patient care.
If you have an upcoming appointment, we will be reaching out to cancel it. At this time we will not be rescheduling your appointment.
If you would like to be added to our call list for when we are able to re-open, please call 413-794-4600 and leave your name and phone number. We will contact you as soon as we are able to resume collections.
Thank you for your understanding and support. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic, Baystate Health is relocating all blood and platelet donations to 361 Whitney Ave. in Holyoke on the 2nd floor.
Donors should follow signs to the Education Center.
Additional protocols are being implemented during the coronavirus pandemic for the safety and health of donors, including:
- Prescreening donors
- Extra precautionary cleaning
- Spacing out donors to comply with social distancing and group gathering restrictions.
Per the FDA, donors should refrain from blood donation if in the past 14 days they have:
Please contact the Baystate Health Blood Donor Center at 413-794-4600 with questions, to make an appointment, or notify us if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 after your donation.
Making a difference
Blood donations, also referred to as “whole blood donations,” are extremely important. There is no substitute for human blood.
Blood that is collected is used to help people of all ages. Typical recipients include cancer patients, open-heart surgery patients, mothers and babies during delivery, premature infants, and victims of accidents and traumas.
Donors are able to give blood every eight weeks.
Don't know your blood type? Find out today by donating!