Visit the Donor Center's new location on the hospital's ground floor.

Where to Donate

Maria Turner, Marketing & Communications Director of Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, explains the process of donating platelets.

Directions to Donor Center

The Donor Center is located on the ground floor of Roswell Park's main hospital building. Donors should park in the ramp directly across from the hospital and bring their parking ticket in with them. Donors will receive validation for free parking once inside The Donor Center. Upon arrival to the hospital, take an immediate right-hand turn. Look for the signs directing you to our new location. Please feel free to ask at the information desk for specific directions. They will be happy to assist you.

If you are coming directly to the Donor Center, you do not need to go through our hospital screening process. If you need to go into the hospital for any reason after being checked in and screened at the Donor Center, you will still need to go through the main entrance screening.

Directions to Roswell Park

From points east, west, north and south of Buffalo: Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to Exit 51W (Route 33 West, also called the Kensington Expressway). Exit from Route 33W at Locust St. Turn right at the first traffic light (Michigan Avenue). Continue on Michigan Avenue for two blocks to Carlton Street. Turn left at the traffic signal. Our intersection is Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.

Scheduling an appointment

Scheduling an appointment to donate blood or platelets is easy. You may call us at 716-845-8275 and speak directly to a Donor Center representative, or schedule appointments and manage donation activity online at  the Donor Center's website.

Schedule your donation today

Hours of operation

The Donor Center’s platelet donation appointment hours are as follows:

Monday: 7 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.*
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.*
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.*
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.*
Friday: 7 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.*
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.*

*Denotes last platelet appointment

Whole blood donations are accepted Monday-Saturday at various times throughout the day.

The Donor Center is open every other Monday and every other Saturday.

Call 716-845-8275 or email us at