Make a life-saving blood or platelet donation this September in Honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This September make a life-saving blood or platelet donation in honor of the patients and families at the MGHfC Cancer Center. Each year 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer. On average each child will use 15 blood products during the course of chemotherapy, this means that 75,000 blood donors are needed to make treatment possible for newly diagnosed children with cancer this year alone! In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness month we have a gold ribbon in our Donor Center that donors can leave messages of encouragement to patients and families at the MGHfC Cancer Center. At the end of the month we will deliver the ribbon to the Cancer Center and it will be on display in their waiting area for everyone to see. Make sharing life a part of yours this September!

Family Fun Giveaway this September!

Make a life-saving donation with the MGH Blood Donor Center during the month of September to be entered to win some of our family fun prizes! All presenting donors will be entered to win:

  • Six Admission passes to the MIT Museum
  • One year Household Membership to the Hancock Shaker Village
  • Four passes to the Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Two passes to the ICA in Boston
  • Four passes to the Nantucket Whaling Museum

This September is Platelet Donor Month!

Calling all platelet donors! This September all presenting platelet donors will receive a special MGH Blood Donor Center canvas tote bag! The Summer Platelet Challenge is wrapping up on September 29th. Platelet donors who donate 5+ times this summer will be able to choose from a variety of gift cards as our ‘thank you’ for helping our patients stay safe during this critical season. Call (617)726-8171 or email kegamache@partners.org to schedule your platelet donation. p>

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