Donating whole blood or platelets is a quick and easy way to give back to the Boston community! All of the blood products collected go directly to patients. Transfusing over 50,000 blood products last year, MGH has one of the largest blood needs in the country. MGH is home to the largest operating room in New England, which just completed its 3,000 th kidney transplant - more than any other site in the region! Other transplant programs, such as liver, heart, lung, and bone marrow, require large amounts of blood products for each operation. The MGH Cancer and Level 1 Trauma Centers are also the busiest in the region and receive many of the most severe adult and pediatric cases. Cancer and trauma patients are the top users of platelet transfusions, which are collected from both whole blood and platelet apheresis donations.
A consistent and reliable blood supply is the only way we can ensure these patients will receive the life-saving care they need. Therefore, rather than targeting specific blood groups at certain times, there is a constant need for all types of blood and all blood products. Whether you have the universal blood type, O-, or the more common A- or O+, you are somebody’s type and your blood will always help save the life of a patient at MGH.
The MGH Blood Donor Center is located at the main MGH campus in Boston at 55 Fruit Street, Jackson 120. Platelets are collected Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:00pm and Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm. Whole blood donation hours are Tuesday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm and Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Our blood drive schedule can be found at www.massgeneral.org/blooddonor, or on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/mghblooddonor. If you have questions pertaining to eligibility or about the MGH Blood Donor Center please do not hesitate to call my direct line, (617) 726-8171 anytime Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope we will see you soon!
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- Must be at least 16
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