Boston Area Blood Drives

Here are some upcoming Boston area blood drives. Feel free to add comment below if you know of any others we missed.

North Shore Medical Center- Union Campus
Monday, November 8
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
South Conference Rooms

Northeastern University Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 9, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 11, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Curry Campus Center
Tuesday: Campus Center Ballroom
Wednesday: McLeod Suites
Thursday: McLeod Suites

Southern Maine Community College Blood Drive
Monday, November 15
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hewlett Packard Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 30
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hewlett Packard
Assabet Conference Room


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

There are several blood and plasma locations in the Greater Boston area. Each have a unique quality, and are able to meet needs of people in the local and surrounding community.

One of the more interesting centers is the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Center Located at:
44 Binney St,
Boston, MA 02115.
They donate platelets, primarily.

Open Hours:
returning donors Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-6p.m.
Fridays 7-1
Sat. 7:30-noon
For First time donors Monday -Thursday 8-4
Friday and Saturday 8 – noon

Pay Per Donation: They do not pay anything for each generous donation, but they do have a unique recognition system. With each donation the giver receives a tally towards various gifts.

For every gift points are accrued and for so many donations they give a gift. For example, the 400th donation is a week-end getaway.

Frequency of Donation: You may donate every 14 days

Test Prior To Signing up: Donor must complete a medial screening over the phone.

Time Length for Donation: 90 minutes for each visit. For the first time donor, there is a 10 min screening with nurse beforehand.

Upfront Costs for the Potential Donor? 0

History of Center: The center opened in 1972 . They are part of Joint Program in Transfusion medicine

Advantages: The people who work at the facility are very proud of what they do for the community and feel that their service and equipment are the best possible.

Uniqueness: As their location is in a cancer hospital, people visiting patients in the hospital can generously donate for that person or for the general blood bank at the same time.

Boston Medical Center

The Boston Medical Center is a private, not for profit, 500 plus licensed bed medical center in Boston’s South End. BMC is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine.

Boston Medical Center is models on community care, and its ongoing mission is to provide consistently accessible health services to the greater Boston area. The blood center, a division of the BMC is a vital part of operation and depends upon family, friends and community members for its generous support.

Medical Center-Blood Bank Donations Center
Newton Pavilion
Boston, MA 02108

What is Donated: Blood, Platelets & Plasma

Open Hours: Operating hours are-
Monday 8-6
Tuesday & Thursday 12-8
Friday & Sunday 8-4
Wed 10-6
Closed Saturday

Pay Per Donation: 0

Frequency of Donation: You can donate blood every 56 days, platelets twice in 7 days. Regular plasma regular donors once every 30 days; serial donors twice a week

Test Prior To Signing up: They test hemoglobin, and conduct a brief medical screening of vitals- like temperature, blood pressure, and pulse.

Time Length for Donation: A blood donation takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Platelets take about 2 hrs, and plasma donation takes about 45 minutes.

Upfront Costs for the Potential Donor? There are no upfront costs for the donor. They did not indicate if there were costs to donate to a certain patient.

History of Center: Been in business 30 years non-profit several centers in the city

Advantages: The blood center is right in the hospital making it extremely easy for friends and family of a patient to donate blood for the cause.

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