The Town of Hingham will host a blood drive later this month through the American Red Cross, open to all eligible residents.
Tuesday, May 16, from noon to 5 p.m.
Hingham Senior Center, 224 Central St.
Anyone at least 17 years old can donate blood, as long as they are in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating, so long as the individual is feeling healthy and well and meets the other criteria.
In Massachusetts, a 16-year-old may donate blood but is required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian before donating. To learn more about eligibility requirements, click here.
Blood donations help save lives, and are desperately needed. To learn more about the serious need for blood supply donations, visit the American Red Cross donation information page.
There are three ways to schedule a blood donation appointment for this drive:
- Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter the sponsor code "Hingham"
- Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App
- Call 1-800-REDCROSS
Those giving blood can use RapidPass to complete a pre-donation reading and health history online before arriving at the blood drive site. This can save several minutes at the appointment.
Anyone with questions about Hingham’s blood drive are encouraged to call Art Robert at Town Hall, 781-741-1451, ext. 2409 or email email@example.com.