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Blood Donor Program

Donate blood during the month of April and the Blood Donor Program will donate event tickets to the Aspire Program

The Blood Donor Program is a community-based blood center within Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH. Donating blood is a safe, hassle-free and enriching experience. Your donations help treat patients in our community that require blood transfusions during surgery, after an accident, or because they have a disease that requires blood support.

There are many different ways to donate lifesaving blood products, including whole blood, platelet, and plasma automated donations. We need donors on a constant basis. You can earn rewards, support local businesses, and save lives, with your donation.

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Aspire to Make a Difference frequently asked questions

Every time you come in to donate blood, platelets, or plasma at the Blood Donor Program during April, you aspire to make a difference in our local communities

What is Aspire to Make a Difference?

In addition to saving a local life, during April your donation will also help provide social and learning opportunities for children with autism, to support National Autism Awareness Month. With each life-saving donation, an event ticket will be donated to the Aspire Program at the Special Needs Support Center in Lebanon, NH, by places like VINS, Montshire Museum, Billings Farm and the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center.

What is the Aspire Program at the Special Needs Support Center and why do they need event tickets?

Aspire is a recreation program for children on the autism spectrum. The program allows children to enjoy activities that encourage the development of communication and social skills through modeling and practice. Individualized skills and goals are identified and worked on through group play and exploration in the community. Each event ticket donation will help provide the Aspire Program with more recreational learning opportunities for local children with autism throughout the year.

Will I be able to know which event ticket was donated on my behalf?

Not only will you be able to know which event ticket was donated on your behalf, but the Blood Donor Program will also be sharing photos from each Aspire event at VINS, Billings Farm and other venues. So you will be able to see how children with autism continue to benefit from your one blood donation, throughout the year.

What does the Special Needs Support Center do?

The Special Needs Support Center does a lot of great things for our local community members, both adults and children. You can learn more about the Special Needs Support Center at their website.

How do I participate?

Donate blood, platelets or plasma at the Blood Donor Program between April 1 and April 30, 2019, and reference “Aspire” when you register.

What if I am deferred when I come in to donate?

The Blood Donor Program is thankful every time you walk in the door and attempt to donate. So, if you attempt to donate and are deferred, an event ticket will still be donated to the Special Needs Support Center on your behalf.

How do I make an appointment to donate?

Make an appointment to donate at, or call (603) 653-3775.

Who can donate?

To donate you should be healthy, weigh at least 110 pouds and be between the ages of 17 and 75. After the age of 75, you can donate with a doctor’s note.

How many times can I donate?

You can donate whole blood every eight weeks, platelets every two weeks, and plasma every four weeks.

Program hours

We are open weekdays. Appointments are appreciated and walk-ins are welcome as availability allows.

  • Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 am

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Find us on Level 2 - Faulkner Building (PDF) or read our detailed directions.

Giving Made Easy with HemaConnect

HemaConnect, a web-based system, allows donors to:

  • Self-schedule a donation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Blood Donor Program
  • View their donation history and total number of donations
  • Access their past vitals from November 2010 to present
  • Earn Donor rewards to redeem at local businesses

Create your online account at Don’t know your donor ID? That’s okay, call us at 603-653-3775 and we can help.

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