Blood banks are in dire need of blood donation from individuals who are healthy and have not had any contact with potentially sick individuals.
Donate! But only if you don’t have symptoms, and have no contact with anyone who might be sick for the past two weeks. Please read this document from Boston Children’s Hospital about blood donation in the time of COVID-19 and these FAQs on blood and platelet donation in general. There is great need for platelets (they only last 5 days, require 2 days of testing).
Please use this google form to sign up to donate at MGH. Their contact person will call you to schedule. You can also schedule an appointment online to donate at Children’s or Kraft (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber). Or you can download the Red Cross Blood Donation App to donate whole blood, or use this webpage to find a platelet donation site.