MGH Blood Donor Center

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Currently Browsing:2016

  • Blood donor strong

    Friday, April 1, 2016  Mass General

    All blood and platelet donors who come to the MGH Blood Donor Center to make a lifesaving donation during the month of April will receive a special MGH Blood Donor Center “Boston Strong” T-shirt.

  • Donations for dessert

    Friday, February 5, 2016  Mass General

    All blood and platelet donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center Feb. 4 were treated to delicious cupcakes from some of Boston’s best bakeries as part of the center’s sixth annual Cupcake Tasting Event.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Dedicated donors honored

    Friday, November 20, 2015  Mass General

    Twenty pints. That’s the amount of blood Bill Stilwell estimates he’s donated in the last four years since joining the MGH Materials Management Department.

  • Courage and kindness can help conquer cancer

    Friday, March 20, 2015  Mass General

    MGHer Steve Temple doesn’t know Dorothy Evans. He doesn’t know she is being treated for multiple myeloma at the MGH Cancer Center or that she has been receiving blood platelet infusions since the fall of 2013 – infusions she says have greatly helped in her treatment and healing process.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • The gift that keeps on giving

    Friday, December 19, 2014  Mass General

    Michael Haddad, a platelet donor at the MGH Blood Donor Center, fills out a gift tag for the annual Puppy Pals Program.

  • MGH Blood Donor Center moving back to Jackson

    Friday, August 8, 2014  Mass General

    On Aug 9, the MGH Blood Donor Center, currently located on White 12, will relocate to the first floor Jackson lobby, in room 120.

  • Honoring ‘the blood drive guy with the bow tie’

    Friday, April 25, 2014  Mass General

    A photograph on the wall and a framed bow tie in the MGH Blood Donor Center are small reminders of the late Allan Moore, MD, whose legacy continues to live on through the Allan Moore Medical Service Blood Donor Challenge, which will commence May 1.

  • MGH honors blood donors

    Friday, April 4, 2014  Mass General

    All presenting blood and platelet donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center during the month of April will receive a royal blue MGH Blood Donor Center “Boston Strong” T-shirt.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • First donor in new location

    Friday, April 5, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Blood Donor Center opens in its temporary location on White 12.

  • Blood Transfusion Service plans for temporary relocation to White 12

    Friday, March 22, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE (BTS) will temporarily relocate its operations to the 12th floor of the White Building on April 1 while its current location in the Jackson Building undergoes renovations.

  • MGH Blood Donor Center plans to temporarily relocate

    Friday, February 15, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Blood Donor Center is planning for its temporary relocation to the 12th floor of the White Building on April 1 while its current home in the Gray Building undergoes renovations.

  • Sweet season for giving

    Friday, February 1, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Blood Donor Center will host its third annual cupcake tasting event this month for all presenting blood donors.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Blood Donor Center honors top employee donors

    Friday, November 16, 2012  Mass General

    MGH Blood Donor Center honors employees for donating at least four times during the past year at the 2012 Employee Blood Donor Recognition Breakfast on Nov. 6.

  • Rooting for the home team

    Friday, April 20, 2012  Mass General

    The Blood Donor Center celebrates opening day.

  • Drive draws new record

    Friday, April 6, 2012  Mass General

    MGH Imaging donated more than 100 units of blood to the MGH Blood Donor Center during March, surpassing its goal and making it the most successful first-time department drive in the center’s history.

  • Sweet treats

    Friday, February 10, 2012  Mass General

    MEMBERS OF THE MGH Human Resources (HR) Department – from left, Alicia Woo, HR assistant, Mary Anne MacKenzie, HR coordinator, Dee Dee Chen, HR consultant, and Isabel Cravens, HR coordinator – were just a few of the many employees who turned out for the second annual MGH Blood Donor Center Cupcake Tasting event on Feb. 8.

  • Start the new year off right: Donate blood

    Friday, January 13, 2012  Mass General

    For many MGHers, giving back to others is on their list of New Year’s resolutions. This month is the perfect time to make good on that promise and help up to three patients by donating blood at the MGH Blood Donor Center.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Fellows win Medical Service Challenge

    Friday, June 24, 2011  Mass General

    The Fellowship Program Team edged out the Yawkey 9 East Team by half a percentage point to win first place in the 2011 Medical Service Challenge hosted by the MGH Blood Donor Center.

  • The sweetness of giving

    Friday, February 11, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 02.11.11 For those who donate blood at the MGH Blood Donor Center, the true reward is helping to save a life. But on Feb. 9, individuals who donated at the center received an extra benefit -- cupcakes from local bakeries Curly Cakes, South End Buttery and Flour.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Blood donors give twice in December

    Thursday, December 23, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.24.10 Santa Claus made an early stop at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) on Dec. 14, passing out stuffed animals and treats on behalf of individuals who donated blood at the Blood Donor Center during December.

  • Celebrating the re-signing of Mass General's charter through a lifesaving blood donation

    Friday, December 17, 2010  Mass General

    Commemorate the re-signing of the original Mass General charter on February 25, 2011 by donating blood on a Mass General bloodmobile at the Massachusetts State House and McLean Hospital.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Thanking donors for the gift of life

    Friday, October 2, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.02.09 It is estimated that one in 10 patients admitted to the MGH will need a blood transfusion. A patient having a coronary bypass requires an average of one to five units of blood, while a patient receiving a liver transplant may require up to 100 units.

  • Senior residents win MGH Medical Service Blood Drive Challenge

    Friday, June 12, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 06.12.09 The MGH Blood Donor Center’s monthlong Medical Service Blood Drive Challenge, held in honor of the late Allan Moore, MD, founder of the annual competition, came to a close May 31.

  • 2nd Annual BeFit Blood Donor Challenge

    Thursday, March 26, 2009  Mass General

  • MGH and BWH compete in blood drive challenge

    Friday, January 9, 2009  Mass General

    In honor of National Blood Donor Month, the MGH has taken on some friendly competition with BWH through the annual Employee Blood Drive Challenge.

Publications

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Spring Donor Digest: Where Does You Blood Flow?

    Friday, April 8, 2016

    The MGH Blood Donor Center hopes that by en-couraging donors to adver-tise their donations on so-cial media, blood donation will be easily absorbed into the lifestyles of young peo-ple. So go ahead and snap, tweet, and Instagram your latest bandaged elbow!
  • Summer Donor Digest

    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Have a look at the Summer edition of our newsletter, Donor Digest! Find out what is going on this Summer at the MGH Blood Donor Center and what makes MGH Blood Donors the best in town!

Events

Currently Browsing:2014

  • MGH Blood Donor Center Pizza Event

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Tuesday, April 15th is “Pizza Pie-er” Day at the MGH Blood Donor Center! Pizzas will arrive at the MGH Blood Donor Center at 10:30am courtesy of Pizza Pie-er, and there will be fresh hot pizza for all presenting blood donors through close of business at 5:30pm!
  • 4th Annual Cupcake Tasting Event at the MGH Blood Donor Center

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Save a life and satisfy your cupcake craving! All presenting blood donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center on February 5, 19, and 27 will enjoy delicious cupcakes from some of Boston’s premier cupcake bakeries!
  • 4th Annual MGH Blood Donor Center Cupcake Tasting

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Save a life and satisfy your cupcake craving! All presenting blood donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center on February 5, 19, and 27 will enjoy delicious cupcakes from some of Boston’s premier cupcake bakeries!
  • 4th Annual MGH Blood Donor Center Cupcake Tasting

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Save a life and satisfy your cupcake craving! All presenting blood donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center on February 5, 19, and 27 will enjoy delicious cupcakes from some of Boston’s premier cupcake bakeries!

Currently Browsing:2013

  • 3rd Annual MGH Blood Donor Center Cupcake Tasting

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Save a life and satisfy your cupcake craving! All presenting blood donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center on February 7, 21, and 26 will enjoy delicious cupcakes from Boston’s premier cupcake bakeries!
  • 3rd Annual MGH Blood Donor Center Cupcake Tasting

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Save a life and satisfy your cupcake craving! All presenting blood donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center on February 7, 21, and 26 will enjoy delicious cupcakes from Boston’s premier cupcake bakeries!
  • National Blood Donor Month Lift Ticket Promotion

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    This January in Honor of National Blood Donor Month the MGH Blood Donor Center is running a special lift ticket raffle to thank our donors for their life saving donations. All presenting donors will be entered to win a pair of lift tickets to Sugarbush, Bretton Woods or King Pines! In addition all presenting donors will receive an MGH Blood Donor Center logo ice scraper mitten! Please help us ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is available for patients at MGH this January by donating blood!

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Movie Tickets for All Blood Donors

    Thursday, December 27, 2012

    Please consider making a life saving blood donation this December and help us ensure a safe and happy holiday for MGH patients and their families. The need for blood products increases significantly during the holiday season due to inclement weather and an increased risk for accidents. Blood donations also abate during this time because of holiday distractions and travel.
  • Movie Tickets for Platelet Donors

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    Please consider making a life saving blood donation this December and help us ensure a safe and happy holiday for MGH patients and their families. The need for blood products increases significantly during the holiday season due to inclement weather and an increased risk for accidents. Blood donations also abate during this time because of holiday distractions and travel.
  • MGH Blood Donor Center Puppy Pal's Program

    Monday, December 3, 2012

    This holiday season you have a wonderful opportunity to brighten the day of a sick child. All presenting blood donors this December will be invited to write a personalized gift tag that will be attached to a stuffed animal and delivered to a child at Mass General for Children by Santa and his elves! Give Blood! Give Smiles! Give Hope!
  • Ice Cream Sundaes at the MGH Blood Donor Center

    Monday, July 2, 2012

    Ice Cream Sundaes at the MGH Blood Donor Center July 2nd & 3rd for all presenting blood donors
  • Sweet Treats and Savory Eats at the MGH Blood Donor Center

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    Attention All Blood Donors: Visit the MGH Blood Donor Center on March 16th for the "Savory eats" portion of our Sweet Treats & Savory Eats promotion!
  • Sweet Treats & Savory Eats at the MGH Blood Donor Center

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    Attention All Blood Donors: Visit the MGH Blood Donor Center on March 6th for the "sweet treats" portion of our Sweet Treats & Savory Eats promotion
  • MGH Blood Donor Center Cupcake Tasting!

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    All presenting blood donors on February 21st at the MGH Blood Donor Center will receive a free cupcake!
  • MGH Blood Donor Center Cupcake Tasting!

    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    All presenting blood donors on February 16th at the MGH Blood Donor Center will receive a free cupcake!
  • MGH Blood Donor Center Cupcake Tasting!

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    All presenting blood donors on February 8th at the MGH Blood Donor Center will receive a free cupcake!

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Chair Massages for Blood Donors

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Donate blood at the MGH Blood Donor Center on September 2nd, and receive a complimentary chair massage from a licensed massage therapist! Appointment recommended.
  • Chair Massages for Blood Donors

    Friday, August 19, 2011

    Donate blood at the MGH Blood Donor Center on August 19th, and receive a complimentary chair massage from a licensed massage therapist! Appointment recommended.
  • Ice Cream Tasting for Blood Donors

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Donate Blood at the MGH Blood Donor Center on August 17th and sample some of Massachusetts’s best homemade ice cream!
  • Chair Massages for Blood Donors

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Donate blood at the MGH Blood Donor Center on August 5th, and receive a complimentary chair massage from a licensed massage therapist! Appointment recommended.
  • BBQ Lunch for Blood Donors

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Donate blood on July 28th at the MGH Blood Donor Center and be our guest for a BBQ lunch in the Bulfinch Tent.
  • Chair Massages for Blood Donors

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    Donate blood at the MGH Blood Donor Center on Friday, July 22nd, and receive a complimentary chair massage from a licensed massage therapist! Appointments encouraged.

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