The ninth annual Cupcake Tasting Event is back this month at the MGH Blood Donor Center. Donors– such as Aaron Tripp, of MGH Neurology, pictured right – who come in any Thursday in February can enjoy a sampling of some of Boston’s best cupcakes. This year’s lineup features treats from Lyndell’s Bakery, Montilio’s, Magnolia Bakery, Treat Cupcakes, Sweet, Yum Bunnies, JP Licks, Georgetown Cupcake and Party Favors.

Also during February, all blood and platelet donors will receive a special long-sleeve MGH Blood Donor Center T-shirt.

“Blood donation is even more important right now, as we have reached a critical need for Type O blood,” says Kim Cronin, Donor Services manager. “If you have the time to donate in the upcoming weeks, please come by.”

Walk-ins are welcome or contact Alyssa Greenstein at 617-726-8171 or to book an appointment.

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