MGHers soon will have the opportunity to step up to the plate for patients by participating in the MGH Blood Donor Center's annual Remy Report Blood Drive. For the third year, Jerry Remy – a Red Sox commentator for New England Sports Network, host of the "Remy Report" and a former Red Sox player – is teaming up with the center to host the blood drive Sept. 8 through 12. During the week, all donors will receive an autographed "RemDawg" T-shirt and automatically will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Red Sox tickets.
The Blood Donor Center is located in the Gray Lobby and is open for whole blood donations Tuesday through Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; and Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The center is open for platelet donations Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5 pm; and Friday, from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Walk-ins are welcome for whole blood donations and appointments are encouraged for platelet donations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (617) 726-8177.