12 October 2011 0 Comments

Blood Drive November 5th 2011 Saturday 10am to 4pm

Can I donate? Download Requirments

Walk Ups Welcome! or Schedule a Donation Online!

  1. Go to www.bloodnj.org
  2. Scroll to center of page and click on where it says
  3. “Have a password for a specific drive? Schedule your donation here”.
  4. Enter your e-mail address, birthdate and sponsor code (32943) and click Login.
  5. Click on Saturday November 5th 2011
  6. Select an available appointment time.

Click confirm appointment.

New Jersey faces continuing shortages of blood donations and must import blood regularly from other states.  Donations are needed every day to meet the needs of our New Jersey hospitals. Especially due to the recent flooding from Hurricane Irene

All are welcome so come in and join us!  This drive is being held in an effort to meet the urgency of the community’s increasing need for blood. Please come out to donate in order to help the patients who require life saving transfusions.

Sixteen year olds can donate blood in the state of New Jersey with parental/guardian consent.

The 16 year old consent forms Download

Blood center officials note that each unit of blood donated is broken down into several components including platelets, plasma, and red cells, so one donation can save up to three lives.

The donation process is safe and simple.  Donors are first asked medical history questions and given a mini-health check, including pulse, blood pressure, and iron level.  The actual donation of blood takes just 5 to 7 minutes, and then the donor is given a snack and juice.  The entire process generally takes under one hour.  Donors will receive a free cholesterol screening as well.

Donors requirements including being 16 years of age, weigh120 pounds and be in general good health.  There is no upper age limit for donors provided they meet health requirements.  Donors should bring a signed or picture form of identification and know their S.S. #.  Please eat a meal one hour before donating and drink plenty of water.

People with a fever or sore throat should wait until they are feeling better before donating, and there is a 24-hour deferral for teeth cleanings and fillings.

For those who have recently traveled outside of the United States and for other eligibility questions, please call the blood center at 973-676-4700, ext. 132.

If you require any additional information,   please contact Jeffrey Ochital   ext. 145

The Blood Center of New Jersey (BCNJ) is an independent, non-profit organization supplying blood and blood components to hospitals in 15 counties in New Jersey for over 60 years.   BCNJ conducts an estimated 250 drives a month and must recruit approximately 100,000 blood donors annually in order to serve the hospitals and patients in our community.

 

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