Be A First Responder, Give Blood

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  FREEHOLD – Organizers of an upcoming blood drive are urging people to be a first responder and give blood.

  The blood drive will be held on August 20 from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Rd.

   To remain in compliance with the guidelines for social distancing, appointments are preferred. To make an appointment go to or call 800-933-2566.

  Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors must wear a mask or face covering, have their temperature taken, must be 14-day symptom free of the coronavirus, and can’t donate if they have had a positive diagnostic test or have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

  You can’t donate if you are currently on quarantine restrictions. Tests are not taken at the site for COVID-19. You should contact your health care provider if you wish to be tested.

  Remember to eat and drink fluids before donating blood and bring your donor information with photo eligibility information. For information you can also visit The event is being coordinated by the New Jersey Blood Services a division of the New York Blood Center.

  For additional information call 1-800-933-2566.or visit