The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile―the traveling extension of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center―recently visited Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, giving employees and members of the community the opportunity to do their part by giving blood to support patients undergoing cancer treatments, accident victims, transplant recipients and more.
At the event, coordinated by Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness Program Manager Katie Plante, 28 donors volunteered yielding 26 units of blood. Those who donated were treated to a Kraft Family Blood Donor Center $10 gas card as a thank you gift.
“It was a really hot day—which can make it hard for folks to donate blood,” says Plante. “I am very grateful to those who were willing to brave the heat and take time out of their busy day to donate.”
If you missed your chance to donate blood this time, don’t worry. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile will return to BWFH on Tuesday, October 25. Or you may visit the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center. To schedule an appointment, visit the Kraft Center website or call 617-632-3206.
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