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Baystate Health’s Blood Mobile Coming to Ware on Nov. 27

WARE — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware. The bloodmobile will be parked in the north (visitors) parking lot, located at 85 South St. In appreciation, all eligible donors will receive a Big Y or Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. 

“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 Ware blood drive. “One donation helps to save two lives, and 100% of all blood collected on the bloodmobile stays in our community for use in Baystate Health hospitals and facilities.”

Mary Ann Burian, who joins Oberg in planning and coordinating blood drives in Ware, added that “there is no substitute for human blood.”

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 have not donated blood within the past eight weeks. 

For information on eligibility, contact the blood donor program at (413) 794-4600. To make an appointment, contact Oberg or Burian at (413) 967-2180.