Founded in 1948 to honor those who gave their lives during World War II, Memorial Blood Centers, then known as the War Memorial Blood Bank, ensured a safe and stable supply of blood for patients in area hospitals. In the last 70 years our community has grown, and so has the need for blood. Memorial Blood Centers is here to serve the community.
The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. Only volunteer blood donors can make a life-saving difference to someone in need. Step up to give blood at a blood drive or donor center in your neighborhood and help save lives. Donating blood is convenient and safe when you are:
In good health
Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken daily for a skin condition
Symptom-free for at least 3 days following a cold or a flu
17 years or older—16 with written parental consent (form available at MBC.ORG)