Blood drive to be held at at Beth Shalom – Blue Hills Aug 16

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Blood drive to be held at at Beth Shalom – Blue Hills Aug 16

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills will again join with the Red Cross to sponsor its Community Mitzvah Program Blood Drive on Sunday, August 16th, from 9:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.

The need for blood is constant, especially in the warmer weather, and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Beth Shalom-Blue Hills is partnering with the Red Cross to conduct the blood drive at the synagogue at 18 Shoolman Way (off Lodge Street) in Milton. Registration and appointments are required to donate, and the public is invited to participate.

The Red Cross has guaranteed a safe event and will take the following precautions: maintaining physical distance; taking temperature; continually wiping and sanitizing beds and equipment; walk-ins will not be accepted – registration required; IDs must be shown to enter the building; all staff, donors and volunteers must wear masks; donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies and results shared.

There are two ways to make an appointment: Online by visiting, entering the sponsor code SHALOM and choosing a time; 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 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 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 Community Mitzvah Program of Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills, which is “doing good deeds for others,” an important tenet of Judaism.

For more information about the Blood Drive, the Community 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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