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Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Ware on June 30

WARE — The community is invited to participate in a blood drive on Thursday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile, which will be parked in Baystate Mary Lane Hospital’s north (visitors) parking lot, located at 85 South St. in Ware.

“Please help us to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is available by donating blood with the Baystate Health Blood Donor Program,” said Deb Oberg, co-coordinator of the blood drive, which 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.”

Added Maryann Burian, who joins Oberg in planning and coordinating mobile blood drives at the hospital, “remember, there is no substitute for human blood. In appreciation, all eligible donors will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts or Big Y gift card.”

Blood donations take approximately one hour to complete, including the interview, donation, and refreshments. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, have a photo ID, be in good health (no colds or sore throat, and no antibiotics within 48 hours), and may not have donated blood within the past eight weeks.

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

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