SOMERSET/SWANSEA — Swansea Town Manager Mallory Aronstein, Somerset Acting Town Administrator Michael Gallagher and Swansea/Somerset Public Health Nurse Desiree Harding are pleased to announce that the Towns of Swansea and Somerset will be hosting numerous blood drives in the fall and winter in collaboration with the American Red Cross.
The Towns of Somerset and Swansea have partnered together to offer numerous upcoming blood drives for residents to participate in at the Somerset Council On Aging, 115 Wood St., Somerset.
The series of blood drives kicked off on Monday, Aug 1. Due to the high demand for clinics and limited appointments available, additional drives will be held on the following days:
- Monday, Sept. 12, from noon to 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 24, from noon to 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 19, from noon to 4:30 p.m.
To make an appointment for the upcoming blood drives, visit redcrossblood.org. Click “see times” and then pick a time that suits you.
Residents are encouraged to sign up sooner than later to ensure appointments are still available. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Anyone at least 17 years old can donate blood, so long as they are in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. In Massachusetts, a 16-year-old may donate blood as well but is required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. There is no upper age limit for donating, so long as the individual is feeling healthy and well and meets the other criteria.