Sign up to Give at the Blood Mobile

A Blood Mobile will be visiting Southborough. Residents are encouraged to donate life saving blood.

Above: Registration is open for two upcoming blood drives in Southborough. (image edited from flyer)

A Southborough resident has organized visits from the Blood Mobile that serves Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The community is encouraged to sign up to donate on December 1st and February 9th. Donors will be rewarded with a gift card.

Blood MobileKaren Anglim is asking the public to give blood through the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center’s Blood Mobile. 

Certain donors appear to be in high demand. Brigham and Women’s is currently advertising that they are “approaching a critical shortage of Type-O positive and negative whole blood.” (Of course, they are also seeking blood from those that don’t meet that criteria.)

To donate, you must be over 17 years old, at least 110lbs., and “in good health and feeling well”, and bring a Photo ID. (The flyer also recommends participants “Be well hydrated and eat before donating”.)

If you have other concerns about specific eligibility issues, please email BloodDonor@partners.org or call 617-632-3206.

Blood Drive - Dec 1stAnglim tells me she hopes make the drive a monthly event. For now, there are two dates scheduled with open registration.

The mobile clinic will be parked at the Southborough Library (25 Main Street) on Thursday, December 1st for several hours. As of writing this post, the remaining slots for that day were between 12:40 – 3:20 pm. “Successful” donors at this drive will be gifted a $10 gas card. Click here to register.

The mobile will return on Thursday, February 9th from 12:00 – 6:30 pm. Although Anglim expects that donors will receive a gift card of some kind for participating in the February drive, those details are TBD. Click here to register for that date.

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