Important Information about Blood Donation
Appointments are required for platelet donations. Appointments may be made but are not needed for whole blood donations. Walk-ins for whole blood donations are always welcome.
To schedule an appointment, call 508-421-1950.
The Blood Donor Center is located on the University Campus of UMass Memorial Medical Center, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester.
- Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
- Wednesday: 9 am to 8 pm
- Thursday: 8:30 am to 7 pm
- Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
Free valet parking is available weekdays until 6 pm. Free parking is always available in the patient/visitor lots. The Blood Donor Center validates parking tickets.
Donors must be healthy on the day of donation and must:
- Eat well before donating
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Avoid any moderate or stressful exercise after donating