Ocean County Blood Donation Events Begin Again

  JACKSON – The Knights of Columbus Jackson (#2601) and Knights of Columbus St. Monica will be holding monthly blood donations.

  Organized by Vitalant, the nationwide blood collection organization, this ongoing series will provide Ocean County residents the opportunity to donate blood through December of this year. At this moment donations are especially important because of the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic and the need to constantly aid the local blood supply.

  “There’s no inherent risk of getting coronavirus from the donation procedure itself, and we follow CDC guidelines and take extra precautions to protect our staff and blood donors,” explains Vitalant Regional Director Michael Davenport. “We require all staff and donors to wear a face covering or mask while donating and monitor temperatures to ensure a safe environment. All equipment and supplies are cleaned before, during and after the donation process to allow for a safe and clinical environment for everyone.”

  The dates are as followed:

  • September 28 from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • October 26 from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • November 23 from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • December 28 from 2 to 7 p.m.

  The donations will take place at Grand Knights Hall 401 Bartley Rd. in Jackson. To schedule an appointment, donors call 201-251-3703 or visit vitalant.org.