Baystate Health’s Mobile Blood Donation Team to Host Blood Drive at Baystate Noble Hospital

WESTFIELD — Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. Blood is essential to help patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. This lifesaving care starts with one person making a donation.

The Baystate Health Blood Donation team will host a blood drive at Baystate Noble Hospital on Monday, Jan. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third floor.

“When you donate blood to Baystate Health, your precious gift remains in our local communities,” said Nicole VanZandt, BRL Blood Donor Services supervisor. “Winter months impact our blood supply even more due to holidays and winter illnesses. 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.

For more information or to book an appointment to donate blood, call the Blood Donor Center at (413) 794-4600. Please be sure to note Baystate Noble Hospital as the location you would like to make your donation when you make your appointment.