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Blood Donor Mobile to Be at Baystate Franklin Medical Center on May 29

GREENFIELD — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will be at Baystate Franklin Medical Center on Wednesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All blood types are needed. Eligible donors will receive a complimentary ticket to the Big E. 

Blood donations take approximately 40 to 45 minutes 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 not have donated blood within the past eight weeks. They should have a good meal prior to donating, drink plenty of fluids, and bring along any lists of medications they are currently taking.

Appointments and pre-registration are recommended; however, walk-ins are also welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Baystate Health Blood Donor Program at (413) 794-4600.