One of the easiest ways to help your community is as simple as lending your arm. Give blood at the Berkshire Medical Center Blood Donor Center today or stop by the BHS Bloodmobile to donate blood, and make a difference in someone's life. Or even save a life.
Berkshire Medical Center's Blood Donor Center accepts public blood donations Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Call Kelly Belair, Donor Center Coordinator, at 413-447-2597 to make an appointment to give blood.
For information on the BHS Bloodmobile, click here.
This much-needed blood is used to help patients at the hospital and many who come to the BMC Emergency Department. The recipient of your blood may be a friend or neighbor, or someone you'll never meet in your life, but whose life you will help save.
There are many reasons to give blood. Just one pint of donated blood can be separated into several components and can help save many lives. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body's organs and tissues. Plasma, a pale yellow mixture of water, proteins and salts, helps maintain blood pressure, carries blood cells, nutrients, enzymes and hormones, and supplies critical proteins for blood clotting and immunity. Plasma can also be frozen and used for up to one year.
It's estimated that of the 270 million people living in the United States today that 150 million are eligible to give blood, and yet only about 8 million do so. That amounts to a mere 3% of the population.
Help make a difference. Call the BMC Blood Donor Center at 413-447-2597 to make your appointment today or visit the BHS Bloodmobile at one of its many locations.