VA System Closing Clinics During COVID-19, Red Cross Seeking Blood Donations

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The VA Boston Healthcare System will close clinics in the area to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), but will continue to provide services. Also, the Red Cross announced a shortage of blood.

Access to the VA clinics in Boston, Framingham, Quincy and Plymouth will closed, but VA officials said they will provide outpatient care using virtual technology, such as telehealth, according to an NBC 10 Boston story.

See more details in the NBC 10 story by clicking here.

The Red Cross announced it faces a shortage of blood due to cancellations of blood drives due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

To make a donation use the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To schedule a new blood drive contact Bill Forsyth at 617-699-3808 or by email at

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