Donate blood. Save a life.
Help us meet a critical and constant need in our community. Please consider donating.
Call 978-287-3390 to schedule an appointment. The Blood Donor Center is located on the first floor of the John Cuming Building.
Preparing to Donate Blood
Before you donate blood, we recommend doing the following:
- Stay hydrated. Increase your fluids with an extra 16 ounces or 2 cups of water the day before donating. Then hydrate right before arriving with another 16 oz. of water.
- Eat a healthy meal.
- Get a good night's sleep.
- Bring a valid photo ID and a list of current medications.
- Eat a salty snack shortly before donating.
Have a question about donating blood? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blood Donor Center will be closed on the following days:
- Wednesday, November 21
- Thursday, November 22
- Monday, December 24
- Tuesday, December 25
- Wednesday, December 26
- Tuesday, January 1
- Thursday, January 3
Monday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We are closed for lunch from 1–1:30 p.m. each day.
Enter through the glass vestibule of the John Cuming Building, take a right, pass the Café Cart, take a left and proceed to the Emerson Laboratory. From there, you will see signs to the Blood Donor Center.
Where to Park
Once you turn into the hospital driveway from Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, stay to the left. Enter the parking lot located on your left. Take your ticket with you and when checking in at the Blood Donor Center, ask the receptionist to validate it for you.
If you have a handicapped plate or placard, please utilize our valet parking, which is complimentary to you.