Urgent Need for Type-O Negative Blood Donors
The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center is experiencing a severe shortage of Type-O negative whole blood. To donate, visit the Kraft Center at 1 Jimmy Fund Way or an upcoming blood drive and donate aboard the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile. All blood and platelets collected at the Kraft Center and on the Blood Mobile benefit patients at the Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To schedule an appointment and to learn more, email BloodDonor@partners.org, or call 617-632-3206. View a list of upcoming blood drives.
Discover Brigham, Nov. 7
The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) hosts Discover Brigham, an annual event to educate and inspire collaboration around innovative science, technology and medicine at the Brigham. The event will feature roundtables, panel discussions, live demos and the presentation of the 2018 BRIght Futures Prize. Discover Brigham is free and open to the public. Wednesday, Nov. 7, noon-6 p.m. at various locations throughout the Brigham. Learn more and register at discoverbrigham.org.
Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 20
Open Enrollment is the one time per year when you can enroll or change your elections for medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts and life insurance, unless you have a qualified change in status. Between now and Tuesday, Nov. 20, staff can make their 2019 benefit elections through PeopleSoft. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to learn more and view a schedule of upcoming information sessions and QuickStop events.
‘Remembering Leonard Nimoy,’ Nov. 29
The Lung Center will host a free screening of the documentary Remembering Leonard Nimoy: His Life, Legacy and Battle with COPD, which follows the experiences of the late actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock in the Star Trek franchise, after his diagnosis chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A panel discussion will follow. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur. Reception at 6 p.m. Screening begins at 7 p.m. To RSVP, call 617-732-5499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.