The last year and a half have been like nothing any of us have ever experienced before. The nation’s blood supply has also felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mass General Blood Donor Center is encouraging healthy individuals to donate and help maintain a consistent supply of whole blood and platelets over the upcoming weeks and months.

If you wish to donate, the Blood Donor Center asks that you schedule an appointment. There are several ways to do so:

For platelet donations, please allow about two hours for the appointment.

Walk-in appointments for whole blood will be accepted as our schedule allows. Appointments are encouraged.