25 June 2012 0 Comments

Summer Blood Drives and Food Drive

Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad to Host Summer Blood and Food Drives

LPES in partnership with Muscle Maker Grill of Lyndhurst will be holding blood drives on July 11 and 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., July 13 and 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and July 15 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  LPES will also hold a food drive on July 11 to July 14 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The drives will take place at the LPES building located on 297 Delafield Ave in Lyndhurst.

LPES will enter all donors in a raffle for a new Kindle fire tablet pc.  Aside from being entered in the raffle, all participants will also receive a discount to Muscle Maker Grill. For more information or to register online to donate blood please visit www.emergencysquad.com.

Every two seconds someone in America receives a lifesaving blood transfusion—this year alone more than 5 million patients will need blood.  Last year LPES collected 175 pints of blood—enough to save 350 lives.  This year the squad hopes to collect 300 pints of blood, potentially saving 600 lives.

Healthy individuals over the age of 17 and weighing at least 120 pounds are encouraged to donate blood. Donors with Type O blood are especially encouraged to donate, as the reserve for this type is extremely low.

 

Blood donations will be used for patients at local hospitals who require life saving blood transfusions.

Food donations will be given to the Lyndhurst Food Pantry at the Lyndhurst Health Department run by the Women’s Club.

 

 

HOW TO DONATE

–       Go to www.bloodnj.org

–       Scroll to center of page and click on where it says

–       “Have a password for a specific drive?” Schedule your donation here

–       Enter your e-mail address, birthdate and sponsor code (32943) and click Login

–       Click on the date you would like to donate

–       Select an available appointment time

–       Click “confirm appointment”

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