Blood Drive

Final totals for this year, 145 presenting, 116 units collected. Thank you to everyone!

There will be a blood drive Friday afternoon instead of Sunday

Photo of Robert Heinlein donating blood.

Find us for signup (walk-ins welcome!) in the lobby near the elevators. The Bloodmobiles will be parked on D Street at the bottom of the escalaors.

  • Friday 2:30pm–7:30pm for Childrens Hospital
  • Saturday 9am–5pm for Mass General Hospital

Thank you, Arisia! During Arisia '13, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Boston were both delighted by your generosity! Let's do it again! If you can plan ahead, please contact us at to make an appointment in advance. Appointments aren't necessary, they just help the MGH and CHB crews to deliver on their promise of a half-hour turnaround time for donors. We'll be signing donors up all during the drive on Friday and Saturday.

There's more information about Mass. General's donor eligibility here, and Children's Hospital's donor eligibility here. Thanks for thinking about becoming a donor. NEW: Children's Hospital now has an online appointment sign up option!

The Heinlein Society exists to preserve the legacy renowned writer Robert Anson Heinlein left us in novels, essays, speeches, and short stories. We "Pay it forward," Heinlein's oft expressed phrase, since we can never pay back the riches he shared with us. If you've ever considered donating blood, please take this opportunity. If you've ever enjoyed the Grand Master's work, thank him by "paying it forward" in a way he would have deeply appreciated. Mr. Heinlein traveled extensively to promote this important cause and frequently donated himself.

Not a donor? No problem! Volunteer to help the donors have an enjoyable experience! Give a smile, a word of thanks, or hold the other hand for a new donor. Join the ranks of the Naughty Nurses! You, too, can "Pay it Forward!".

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Massachusetts General Laws allow 16 year old donors to donate blood with parental permission.

Previous donations:

  • At Arisia'13 145 presenting, 116 units collected,
  • At Arisia'13: Saturday 71 presenting - 63 units collected. Sunday 75 presenting - 50 units collected. Total for the weekend - 113 units. Pretty good for being in the middle of a flu epidemic.
  • At Arisia'12, you donated 120 pints.
  • At Arisia'11, you donated 124 pints.
  • At Arisia'10, 101 pints were collected.
  • At Arisia'09, 138 people showed up and 103 pints were collected.
  • At Arisia'08, 68 people showed up and 60 pints were collected.
  • At Arisia'07, 67 people showed up and 57 pints were collected.
  • At Arisia'06, 48 advance appointments became 65 people presenting to donate and 61 actually donating.
  • At Arisia'05, (during the Blizzard of ’05) fans donated 48 pints of blood.