Brookline Department of Public Health Encourages Residents to Donate Blood at Upcoming Blood Drive

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BROOKLINE – Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss and Public Health Nurse EJ Bennett are pleased to announce that the Brookline Department of Public Health is hosting a blood drive later this month in collaboration with the American Red Cross.

WHEN: 

Tuesday, May 31, from 1-6 p.m. 

WHERE:

Hunneman Hall at Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington St.

WHAT:

The Brookline Department of Public Health encourages residents to donate blood at its upcoming blood drive.

To make an appointment for the drive, visit redcrossblood.org, hover over the “Donate Blood” tab at the top of the page and then select “Schedule an Appointment.” Enter the sponsor code BrooklineMA to register.

The May 31 blood drive is the first in a series of blood drives to be hosted by the Department of Public Health. Additional blood drives will take place on July 13, Aug. 2, Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6, all from 1-6 p.m.

Anyone at least 17 years old can donate blood, so long as they are in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. In Massachusetts, a 16-year-old may donate blood as well but is required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. There is no upper age limit for donating, so long as the individual is feeling healthy and well and meets the other criteria.

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