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Donating Blood Platelets

At the Baystate Blood Donor Program collecting platelets is vital to patient care. In order to donate platelets you must be at least 17 years old, in good health, weigh at least 110 lbs., and have a photo ID. Donors are able to give platelets every two weeks.

Our program collects platelets through a single sterile needle. When donating platelets plan for the process to take approximately 60 - 120 minutes.

Please do not take aspirin or ibuprofen 48 hours before your donation, eat a meal prior to donating and arrive well hydrated.


Blood Donor Center

Baystate Medical Center, Daly Building
759 Chestnut Street, 1st floor
Springfield, MA 01199

Monday: 8 am-12 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12 pm-8 pm
Friday: 8 am-4 pm
Sunday: 8 am-12 pm