EAST HANOVER — New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a blood drive at St Rose of Lima Parish, 312 Ridgedale Avenue, on October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Due to the coronavirus, they are experiencing low blood supplies. They urgently need people to make every effort to donate blood!
Blood products have a short shelf life – from five to 42 days, so constant replenishment is necessary. Each day there are patients who depend on the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets, and plasma to stay alive. But blood and blood products can’t be manufactured. They can only come from volunteer blood donors who take an hour to attend a blood drive or visit a donor center.
To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive
Please call Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566 or click here.
Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may host a blood drive. NYBC also offers special community service scholarships for students who organize community blood drives during the summer months. Blood donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, blood pressure, and hematocrit level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (with parental permission or consent), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health, and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY or NJ State Department of Health donor criteria. People over 75 may donate with a doctor’s note.