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Donate Blood

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Donating blood is the easiest way to save a child's life.

Help McKinley and kids just like her by taking just an hour out of your day to donate blood at Boston Children's Hospital. 

Donate blood or platelets at our Blood Donor Center at 333 Longwood Avenue. 

Our hours of operation are:

Sunday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:30am – 7:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 4:30pm

To schedule an appointment for a blood or platelet donation, call 617-355-6677. The Blood Donor Center also takes walk-in blood donations during hours of operation.

The Children's Blood Donor Center is an independent collection facility serving the needs of the pediatric patients in the Longwood Medical Area. Established in 1958 primarily to provide fresh blood for the new field of open heart surgery, we now supply virtually all of the blood and blood products used at Children's.  If you are eligible, please help us meet the needs of our young patients by donating at: 

333 Longwood Avenue 
Boston, MA 02115
617-355-6677

Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate. Thank you for your continued support!

Make Your Donation Appointment Online

Go to www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org. There you can: 

  • Make an appointment to donate whole blood, double red cells or platelets. 
  • Search for a bloodmobile in your area. 
  • View recent health history information, blood pressure, pulse and iron level. 
  • Keep track of your lifetime donations.

Click below to learn the top 10 reasons to donate at Boston Children's Hospital

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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