www.massgeneral.org/blooddonor MGH Blood Donor Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
It's Platelet Donor Month at the MGH Blood Donor Center! All month long platelet donors will receive a free MGH tote bag.
Platelets are parts of blood that help prevent bleeding by allowing clots to form and wounds to heal. Patients need platelets for many different procedures, including heart surgery, burn treatments, bone marrow transplants, organ transplant surgeries, cancer, aplastic anemia, sickle cell anemia, and other serious illnesses.
A world renowned facility, MGH constantly increases its practices in cancer treatment and transplant surgery. As these two fields grow, the need for lifesaving platelet donations also increases.
Please allow two hours for the entire process, and expect your actual donation to take 90 to 100 minutes. During your donation you may read and relax, stream your favorite television shows or surf the web on one of our tablets, or watch a movie from our DVD library! After your donation, enjoy an assortment of refreshments and, most importantly, know that you just saved a life!
Platelet Donations are taken only on the MGH Campus, at the MGH Blood Donor Center in Jackson 120. Platelet donors should make an appointment prior to coming in to donate platelets. Our platelet donation hours are Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-5:00pm (with our last appointments beginning at 5:00pm), and Fridays 8:30am-3:00pm (with our last appointments beginning at 3:00pm).
To make an appointment please contact our Marketing Specialist Kelly Gamache at 617-726-8171 or by email at [email protected].