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Cooley Dickinson Announces Community Blood Drive on July 20

NORTHAMPTON — Adults interested in donating blood will have an opportunity to do so at a community blood drive at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on Thursday, July 20.

Cooley Dickinson is partnering with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center on the drive. The bloodmobile will be set up in the parking lot in front of the hospital’s North Building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity and bring the bloodmobile back to the Pioneer Valley,” said Catherine Reed, administrative director for Clinical Services at Cooley Dickinson. “While there is no critical blood shortage, there is always a need for blood, and in the summer, donations tend to decline because people are busy doing other things. Along with our colleagues from Brigham & Women’s Hospital, we look forward to making this blood drive a success.”

All blood donors will receive a $10 gift card. A photo ID is required for blood donation. Donors are also advised to drink extra water and eat before donating blood. All donor types are welcome.

To make an appointment, visit the donor portal by clicking here. For donation eligibility questions, email blooddonor@partners.org or call (617) 632-3206. Blood products collected during this drive will help provide care to the community and patients within the Mass General Brigham system.