Baystate Blood Mobile Coming to Ware on May 13

WARE — The community is invited to participate in an upcoming blood drive to be held on Wednesday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile. The bloodmobile will be parked in the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital 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,” said 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. “One donation helps to save two lives and 100{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of all blood collected on the bloodmobile stays in our community for use in Baystate Health hospitals and facilities.” In appreciation, all eligible donors will receive a one day pass to Six Flags. 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, sore throat; no antibiotics within 48 hours); and you may not have donated blood within the past eight weeks.

For more information or to book an appointment, call Deb Oberg at (413) 967-2180 or MaryAnn Burian at (413) 967-2070.