The Krafts and Patriots

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Donate Blood and Platelets


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 worked closely with Dr. Kenneth Anderson, a world leader in multiple myeloma research, to found the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center.
  • The Krafts continued to further Dr. Anderson's transformative work by establishing his Kraft Family Professorship in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
  • An inspiration to them was former Boston Patriot (and friend of Dr. Anderson) Ron Burton, who fought bravely against the blood cancer multiple myeloma and needed multiple blood transfusions throughout his battle.

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

Thank you for helping the many Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's patients who depend upon life-saving transfusions.