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Blood Mobile Coming to Ware on March 28

WARE — The community is invited to join a blood drive on Wednesday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baystate Mary Lane on the Baystate Health Bloodmobile. The bloodmobile will be parked in the 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 drive, noting that the event is sponsored by Country Bank and Baystate Mary Lane. “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.” 

Maryann Burian, who joins Oberg in planning and coordination the mobile blood drives held at the hospital, added that “there is no substitute for human blood. In appreciation, all eligible donors will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts or Big Y gift card.”

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 more information or to book an appointment, call Oberg or Burian at (413) 967-2180. Walk-ins are welcome.

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