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Baystate Health Mobile Blood Donation Team Returns to Baystate Noble Hospital

WESTFIELD — The Baystate Health blood-donation team will host a blood drive at Baystate Noble Hospital on Monday, July 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“When you donate blood to Baystate Health, your precious gift remains in our local communities,” said Nicole VanZandt, BRL Blood Donor Services supervisor. “Please help us to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is available by donating blood with the Baystate Health Blood Donor Program.”

Blood donations, including the interview, donation, and refreshments, take approximately one hour to complete. 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 have not donated blood within the past eight weeks.

In appreciation, all eligible donors will receive a $10 gift card or Big E ticket while supplies last.

Blood donations can be lifesaving for many people facing health conditions or problems that might require a transfusion, including cancer, trauma or injuries, operations, blood disorders, pregnancy, and birth.

For more information or to book an appointment to donate blood, call the Blood Donor Center at (413) 794-4600. Be sure to note Baystate Noble Hospital as the donation location when making the appointment.