Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills to host a blood drive on Monday, May 14th

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Blood drive to be held at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

Blood drive to be a part of Mitzvah Program

When is a Thursday not a Thursday? When it’s Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills’ Third Thursday Community Mitzvah Program Blood Drive on Monday, May 14th, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Mitzvah Programs are usually on the third Thursday (hence the name!), but only Monday was available this month.

There is always a shortage of blood in the warmer weather, so Beth Shalom-Blue Hills is partnering with the Red Cross to sponsor the blood drive at the synagogue at 18 Shoolman Way (off Cross Street) in Milton. Appointments are required to donate, and the public is invited to participate.

There are two ways to make an appointment: Online by visiting and entering the sponsor code SHALOM; or by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS and selecting option 1 for blood donation. then providing the date and location and your information. Donors are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment time. There are only 34 appointment slots available between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m., the whole process takes about one hour, and refreshments will be available.

As a blood donor, you will be someone’s hero – one pint of blood can save up to three lives! You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people think they’ll never need blood, but many do. And you will be fulfilling the purpose of the Third Thursday Community Mitzvah Program of Beth Shalom-Blue Hills, which is “doing good deeds for others,” an important tenet of Judaism.

For more information:

For more information about the Blood Drive, the Third Thursday Mitzvah Program, or Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills, call 617-698-3394 or visit There is parking at the synagogue, with overflow parking on nearby Pleasant Street. Parking is prohibited on Lodge or Maitland Streets.

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