Where to Donate

Temporary Location

Attention Roswell Park blood and platelet donors, The Donor Center will be RELOCATED until further notice. Please proceed to the Research Studies Center, which is located on Carlton Street across from the main hospital. (View Map)

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 lobby, walk past the large waiting area, and you will see a sign directing you to The Donor Center. We are located on the opposite side of the information desk. Please feel free to ask at the information desk for specific directions. They will be happy to assist you.

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 www.thedonorcenterrpci.com.

New Hours for the Donor Center at Roswell Park

Hours of Operation

Effective January – April 2020 The Donor Center’s platelet donation appointment hours are as follows:

Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.*
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.*
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.*
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.*
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.*

The Donor Center will be open every other Monday and every other Saturday during this time frame.

*Denotes last platelet appointment

Whole blood donations are accepted Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at various times throughout the day.

Call 716-845-8275 or email us at blooddonor@roswellpark.org.