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Urgent need for blood and platelet donors to help patients at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s

Yawkey Center for Cancer CareYawkey Center for Cancer Care

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, which provides life-saving platelets and blood products to patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is in urgent need of blood and platelet donors. A nationwide shortage of blood and platelets, driven in part by fewer donations during the summer months, has resulted in critically low inventory levels.

Platelets, the body’s internal bandages, are particularly needed for patients going through active cancer treatment. Blood donations support emergency transfusions for trauma victims, women with pregnancy complications, and patients with blood disorders. 

The Kraft Center, located in the Longwood Medical Area, collects blood and platelets seven days a week and welcomes new donors every day. To schedule your donation, email your preferred donation date and time to or call the Kraft Center at 617-632-3206.

8/23/2017 7:58:42 AM
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