A Simple Process
Donating blood takes a little more than an hour and includes registration, a brief medical history, and having your pulse, temperature, blood pressure, and hemoglobin checked. The actual donation only takes about 10minutes and is relatively painless. To see what it feels like, pinch your arm just above the elbow.
What It takes
To be an eligible donor, you must be 17 years or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health.
For more information about donating blood in New England, visit the American Red Cross Blood Services New England Region web site. To learn more about American Red Cross Biomedical Services, visit our National site at http://www.redcross.org/services/biomed/. If you have specific questions about whether or not you are eligible to donate blood, please call the Nurse's Office at 781-461-2210 or 781-461-2485.
Where to Give Blood Locally
American Red Cross
Blood Donor Site
436 Broadway (Rt. 28) Methuen, MA 01844