Skip Navigation

The Krafts and Patriots

  • Before he was the chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft — along with his family — was making a difference for Boston-area patients in need.

    • More than 30 years ago, Robert and Myra Kraft founded the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center. An inspiration to them was former Boston Patriot Ron Burton, who fought bravely against the blood cancer  multiple myeloma and needed multiple blood transfusions throughout his battle.
    • The Krafts worked closely with  Dr. Kenneth Anderson, a world leader in multiple myeloma research — and Ron Burton's close friend, as well as his Dana-Farber oncologist. The Krafts continued to further Dr. Anderson's transformative work by establishing his Kraft Family Professorship in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
  • Today, the state-of-the-art Kraft Family Blood Donor Center collects blood and platelets and performs essential therapeutic procedures for patients at both Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

    Join the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation in making a life-saving difference for patients. To schedule your appointment to give blood or platelets — or to learn more about hosting a blood drive in your community — please call 617-632-3206 or email BloodDonor@partners.org.