Baystate’s Blood Mobile is coming to Ware

WARE — As the summer season comes to an end, make donating blood part of your plan before the Labor Day holiday weekend. The community is invited to join the blood drive held on August 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on the Baystate Health Bloodmobile. The bloodmobile will be parked in the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital 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 Baystate Health Blood Donor Program,” said Deb Oberg, co-coordinator of the Blood Drive held in Ware, noting that 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.”

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, or sore throat); and have not donated blood within the past eight weeks. For more information or to book an appointment, call Deb Oberg or MaryAnn Burian at (413) 967-2180.

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