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Important Information about Blood Donation

patient donating bloodAppointments 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