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There is a blood emergency as the Omicron variant spreads

Donors are urgently needed

Blood supplies are dangerously low

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center has announce that it is conducting blood drives in our area which are open to the public. Please include these drives in any listing of community events which you maintain.  The following drives are scheduled next month:

 1/7/22         Newport Centre Mall, 30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

1/18/22       Immaculate Conception Church, 780 Post Place, Secaucus 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

1/21/22       Newport Centre Mall, 30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

1/25/22       Hoboken Public Safety, 106 Hudson St, Hoboken 10:00 am-4:00 pm

1/29/22       Knights of Columbus, 669 Avenue C, Bayonne 10:00 am-4:00 pm

 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
Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

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 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.

Website:  www.nybloodcenter.org

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