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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 5 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

Please note: Latex Balloons No Longer Allowed at Medical Center

Due to allergic reactions to latex and the possible choking hazard for our pediatric patients, these balloons are no longer allowed. Mylar balloons are acceptable to bring into the hospital.