Blood Donation

Give blood to support your community

Blood Donor Services

When you give blood through the Anna Jaques Blood Donor Service, you directly support someone in your community.

The blood bank at Anna Jaques Hospital supplements the amount of blood and blood products available from the American Red Cross. This ensures an adequate blood supply for all patients.

Building a Safe Blood Supply

Nationally, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion every three seconds. At Anna Jaques Hospital, we transfuse approximately 1,200 units of red blood cells a year.

Our highly skilled laboratory team operates our blood donor program, which began in 2005. All donated blood goes to patients at Anna Jaques Hospital.

Our lab follows procedures that strictly adhere to all standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies. This protects both donors and blood recipients. Blood collected at Anna Jaques Hospital also is screened by the Rhode Island Blood Center.

Pre-Donation Education and Information

Donating blood is an important personal choice. We follow the latest guidelines on who qualifies to be a blood donor.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA has adjusted some donor recommendations. If you have questions about whether you can safely donate blood, please call our blood bank at 978-463-1098.

Read our pre-donation education packet to learn what to expect when you donate blood.

Once you make an appointment for a blood donation, please download and complete our consent forms and donor questionnaire.

Bring these completed forms with you to your appointment.

Contact Us

If you have questions about blood donation, please contact us.