HMC Blood Bank
The Blood Bank at Holyoke Medical Center is staffed with highly experienced, compassionate and detail-oriented medical technicians.
Holyoke Medical Center’s Blood Bank is one of the few hospitals in Western Massachusetts that have been approved by the FDA to accept donation of blood from hemochromatosis donors – people with an excess of iron in their blood whose therapy requires them to donate blood, which can then be used for HMC patients.
To give blood, you must be:
- At least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs.
- Be free of major cold, flu and allergy symptoms
- Eat breakfast and drink plenty of water the day you donate
- Bring driver’s license or picture ID
The HMC Blood Donor Center is open:
Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Make an appointment by calling 534-2591 or send an email. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Blood Donors are encouraged to use the free valet parking available at the main entrance of the hospital.