Like all other regions of the United States, the Berkshires regularly experiences blood supply shortages. Since convenience is often a deciding factor in whether or not people decide to give much-needed blood, Friendly Fred's has offered to host a drive right here in Windsor. Berkshire Medical Center's Blood Donor Center, which operates the state-of-the-art bloodmobile, is committed to keeping donated blood in the Berkshires for use in local patients and aiding in efforts to decrease the cost of blood.
Approximately 38% of the population has O-positive blood and 34% has A-positive, with the remaining six blood types more rare. Only 1% of the population is estimated to have AB-negative blood. There is no successful substitute for human blood, which makes blood donation vital to each community. To sign up, please call Jen at 413-684-3371.