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September Blood Drive held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

August 06, 2013

Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs & Community Relations Specialist
(Office) 413-967-2296 (Cell) 413-237-6743

For Immediate Release


Ware, MA (August 6, 2013) – “As the fall months quickly approach, the need for blood donations remains the same,” said Katie Schebel, recruiter of the Baystate Health blood donor program.

The community is invited to participate in an upcoming blood drive to be held on Tuesday, September 3 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile. The bloodmobile will be parked in the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital North (visitors) parking lot, located at 85 South Street in Ware.

“Your blood donation can make a difference,” said Schebel. “Please help us to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is available throughout all seasons of the year by donating blood with Baystate Health Blood Donor Program. One hundred percent of all blood collected on the bloodmobile stays in our community for use in Baystate Health hospitals and facilities. Remember, there is no substitute for human blood,” she said.


In appreciation, all eligible donors will receive an adult day pass to the Big E along with a chance to win a 4 pack of Big E tickets.

Blood donations take approximately one hour to complete, including the interview, donation, and refreshments. To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old; weigh at least 110 pounds; have a photo ID; be in good health (no colds, sore throat; no antibiotics within 48 hours); and you may not have donated blood within the past eight weeks.


For more information or to book an appointment, please call Deb Oberg at 967-2180 or MaryAnn Burian at 967-2070 or e-mail or email Katie Schebel at