Norwood Masons Host MGH Blood Drive during Norwood Day Festivities
Norwood, MA - September 5, 2016 - The Massachusetts General Hospital will hold a Norwood Community Blood Drive, on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Sponsored by the Norwood Masons, the blood drive will be part of the annual Norwood Day activities in Norwood Center. The Bloodmobile will welcome donors outside the Norwood Theater at 109 Central St. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment, simply call 617-724-9699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain additional height and weight requirements.
Today the MGH Blood Donor Center provides the approximately 75,000 blood components necessary annually to transfuse patients at MGH and other nearby medical facilities. In addition to serving the patient population at MGH, the MGH Blood Donor Center also provides blood and blood components to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Shriners Burn Institute for Children, the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and MassGeneral for Children. Blood is supplied by volunteer donors – people who realize the ongoing need for lifesaving blood.
Every September more than 16,000 people attend Norwood Day, which features live local entertainment, crafters, food from area restaurants and vendors, trolleys, sidewalk sales from local merchants, information booths from local organizations, kiddie rides, and town department displays. More information is available on the Recreation Department page at www.norwoodma.gov.
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