where you can donate blood

During this time of crisis, we’re all trying to find ways to help and do our part. Now more than ever, we need to donate blood. Did you know that several different patients can benefit from one single whole blood donation?

Before you give blood, there are simple steps you can take to make your donation a success. Hydration is important. Be sure to drink lots of water in the days and weeks leading up to your donation. Have a light, healthy meal before you donate. Eat foods rich in iron like spinach, legumes, quinoa, pumpkin seeds (plant based options) or turkey or red meat. But most importantly, make sure you’re feeling healthy.

“At each blood drive and donation center, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols including wearing gloves, routinely wiping down donor-touched areas, using sterile collection sets for every donation, and preparing the arm for donation with an aseptic scrub. These mitigation measures will help ensure blood recipient safety, as well as staff and donor safety in reducing contact with those who may potentially have this respiratory infection.” – The American Red Cross

We haven’t been able to find a spot that lists all the donation centers in Massachusetts so we decided to compile them in an easy list for you.

Red cross

Boston Donation Center
274 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Danvers Donation Center
99 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923

Dedham Donation Center
180 Rustcraft Road
Dedham, MA 02026

Weymouth Donation Center
208 Main Street
Weymouth, MA 02188

Worcester Donation Center
381 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Raynham Blood Center
275 New State Hwy
Raynham, MA 02767

Springfield Donation Center
150 Brookdale Drive
Springfield, MA 01104

Boston Children’s Hospital

Address
333 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Appointments preferred but walk-ins are welcome (subject to staffing and availability)

Mass General HospitaL

Address
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA  02114

Tuesday–Thursday: 7:30am–5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm

We welcome walk-in donors but you can also make an appointment by calling.

Baystate Health

Bloodmobile
361 Whitney Avenue
Holyoke, MA

Please call to make an appointment.

Kraft Family Blood Donor Center

Jimmy Fund Building
35 Binney Street
First Floor
Boston, MA

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115

Email
BloodDonor@partners.org to schedule an appointment.

Emerson Hospital

Address
131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
Concord, MA 01742

Blood Donor Center Hours
Monday: 8am – 3:30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 1pm
Thursday: 9am– 5pm

At this time, all blood donations must be by appointment only. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time. 

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At Vega Vitality, we believe that wellness and beauty go hand in hand. For example, we not only offer a skin peel that can improve acne, but we also have a functional nutritionist available to assist with dietary changes that may address the root cause of the problem. The more we can improve our lifestyle through mindful eating, movement, and mediation, the better our skin and body will be.

For a decade, prior to starting at Vega Vitality, Abby was employed in grueling and intense roles in corporate America. After suffering from crippling ocular migraines, she decided that her health was too important to continue down that path. She left her job and took a year off to focus on her health and well-being. While on this journey she found Vega Vitality. She accepted an offer to join the team in 2017.

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Abby graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a MS in Leadership & Administration and cum laude from Regis College with a BA in Communication. She holds a certificate in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University. Before joining the Vega team, Abby worked at Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, athena health, Trinity, and Reebok International. Abby loves to travel, learn, read, volunteer, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog, Doodles.

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