Blood Drive Sat., July 25th 10am - 3pm

Bookmark your Calendar for our next Blood Drive on Sat., July 25, 2020

Empire Ford of New Bedford is Partnering with American Red Cross for an Upcoming Blood Drive

Here at Empire Ford of New Bedford, we firmly believe in supporting causes that make a meaningful difference. And through a partnership with the American Red Cross for an upcoming drive at our New Bedford, MA Ford dealership, we can play a part in contributing to an emergency need for blood, plasma and platelet donors across the country.

The Mission of American Red Cross

American Red Cross regularly hosts blood drives and accepts donors as part of a mission to supply blood, plasma and platelets to people with serious illnesses, life-threatening injuries from accidents and other dangerous conditions. The current supply of these resources is at an emergency level low, making it imperative that community members continue to attend blood drive events and remain active on this front.

Event Details

If you're interested in contributing as part of Empire Ford's Blood Drive, join us at our New Bedford, MA dealer location on July 25 between 10am and 3pm. American Red Cross officials will be on hand to assist in this process and our team members will operate this event.

Have any questions about this upcoming blood drive or Empire Ford of New Bedford's partnership with American Red Cross? Feel free to give us a call today! We look forward to seeing you on July 25 for support of this critical cause and encourage you to bookmark calendars accordingly.


  • Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm - By Appointment Only
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm - By Appointment Only
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm - By Appointment Only
  • Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm - By Appointment Only
  • Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm - By Appointment Only
  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm - By Appointment Only
  • Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm - By Appointment Only


Empire Ford of New Bedford

395 Mt. Pleasant St
Directions New Bedford, MA 02746

  • Sales: (855) 453-5700
  • Service: (855) 453-4700
  • Parts: (508) 985-6128
SAT. JULY 27th
10AM - 3PM

Please PRE-REGISTER Today:
1. Call Empire Ford at 508-996-5611 ext. 6118
2. Call 1-800-RED CROSS
4. Download the Blood donor app

1. Hydrate! Hydrate Hydrate!
2. Iron - prior to donating, be sure to eat iron rich foods like red meat, fish, poultry or liver, iron-fortified cereals, raisins & prunes.
3. Positive ID - be sure to bring your driver's license, donor ID card, student ID or passport.


For complete details, please contact the Donor and Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276 for details.

Age - A person must be 17 years of age or older.

Allergy - A person may donate as long as they are not having difficulty breathing an feels well. Medications for asthma do not disqualify a person.

Blood Pressure - Must be between 80/50 and 180/100 at time of donation. High blood pressure medications are acceptable.

Blood Transfusion -Must wait 12 months to be eligible to donate if transfusion done in the US. If done outside US, they are not eligible.

Cancer - A person with a history or leukemia, lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease is not eligible. A person with other forms of cancer may be eligible if 12 months have passed since last treatment with no recurrence or active disease.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - A person diagnosed is not eligible.

Cold, Flu or Soar Throat - A person with a fever, productive cough or other acute cold symptoms should wait until they feel well enough to donate. Mild nasal congestion, dry cough or allergies are acceptable.

Dental Procedure and Oral Surgery - No waiting period after fillings, cleanings root canals or extractions if no infection is present. You should wait until finishing antibiotic for dental infection or wait 3 days after oral surgery.

Diabetes - A diabetic person is eligible to donate if the disease is well controlled by diet, non-bovine insulin or oral medications.

Donation Intervals - Donations will vary based on type of donation from 7 days to 112 days. Check will the American Red Cross.

Heart Disease- In general, a person is eligible if he/she has been medically evaluated and treated, has no current heart-related symptoms with no limitations or restrictions.

Hepatitis - A person who has had unexplained jaundice or who since age 11 has had infections hepatitis caused by a virus is not eligible. A person who has tested positive for hepatitis B or C at any age is not eligible.

Immunization, Vaccination - There is no deferral period for these vaccinations: routine flu or H1N1; pneumococcal pneumonia, human papilloma virus (HPV); meningoccal meningitis, tetanus, diptheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT). Check with the American Red Cross regarding other vaccinations.

Medications - In general, most medications are acceptable. Call the donor and Client Support center at 1-866-236-3276 for more information.

Piercings (Ear/Body) - A person may be eligible if the instrument used for the piercing was sterile or single-use. If there is any question, you must wait 12 months. This also applies to acupuncture and electrolysis.

Pregnancy - A pregnant woman is not eligible to donate. A woman may donate 6 weeks after the end of her pregnancy and an nursing mother is eligible to donate.

Surgery - A person may donate if he/she has returned to normal activity and feels well. A person with a minor cut and/or laceration may donate if there is no infection.

Tattoo - A person may donate if the tattoo was applied at a state-regulated facility that uses sterile needles and single-use ink. A person must wait 12 months if applied in a facility that is not state- regulated.

Travel Outside the US - Travel restrictions vary widely. Call the Donor and Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276 for details.

Weight/Height - Most donor must weigh at least 110 pounds.

For complete details, please contact the Donor and Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276 for details.

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