Roundup: Where to Give Blood
There may not be a shortage now, but the need is always there. Here’s where you can donate.
In the wake of yesterday’s tragedy, it’s easy to feel helpless. But if you’re looking for something you can do, consider giving blood. Though the Red Cross tweeted yesterday that there is currently enough on shelves to meet demand, organizations and area hospitals are encouraging people to schedule a donation appointment for the coming days and weeks. Here’s where you can do it:
Thanks to generosity of volunteer blood donors there is currently enough blood on the shelves to meet demand. #BostonMarathon
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) April 15, 2013
The American Red Cross has a Boston blood donation location on Tremont Street, as well as centers in Danvers, Worcester, Braintree, Raynham, Dedham, and Springfield. Visit redcrossblood.org for more information.
Massachusetts General Hospital Blood Donor Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, 617-726-8177; massgeneral.org/blooddonor.
Boston Children’s Hospital Blood Donor Center, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, 617-355-6677; childrenshospital.org.
Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, 35 Binney St., Boston, 617-632-3206; dana-farber.org.
Suffolk University Blood Drive, Ridgeway building, today 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 148 Cambridge St., Boston; suffolk.edu.
University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center Blood Donor Center, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, 508-421-1950; umassmemorial.org.
Emerson Hospital, 133 Old Road, Concord, 978-369-1400; emersonhospital.org. The center will run on extended hours tomorrow (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Thursday (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
MetroWest Medical Center, 115 Lincoln St., Framingham, 508-383-1000; mwmc.com.
Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St., Springfield, 413-794-4600; baystatehealth.com.
Mercy Medical Center, 271 Carew St., Springfield, 413-748-9511; mercycares.com.