12 December 2012 0 Comments

Holiday Blood Drive Severe Blood Shortage!

The Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad  will be holding its Last blood drive of 2012 on Saturday December 22nd  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LPES building located on 297 Delafield Ave in Lyndhurst. Give a very special gift to someone this holiday season… Your Blood Donation!

Every Donor will get a free Blood Center of NJ Tee Shirt

Blood donations are needed due to Superstorm Sandy. At least 16 states have had to cancel or postpone blood drives due to Sandy. That has caused a shortage of blood and platelets in blood banks nationwide. The American Red Cross says there is a shortfall of nearly 12,000 units. 

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Donate Double Donate on ALYX!

To qualify as a donor on the Alyx System, males must be at least 5’ 1” and weigh at least 130 pounds, and women must be at least 5’ 5” and weigh at least 150 pounds.

HOW TO DONATE (WALKINS WELCOME!)

–       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 Saturday, December 22, 2012

–       Select an available appointment time

–       Click “confirm appointment”

ABOUT DONATING

-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 free cholesterol screening as well.

-Donor’s 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 973-676-4700 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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