TOMS RIVER – The New Jersey Blood Services have announced an upcoming blood drive in April. With the pandemic still ongoing, they are experiencing extremely low blood supplies and are urgently asking individuals to donate blood.
The upcoming blood drive will take place on April 28 at the Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington St. in Toms River from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Blood donors will receive free mini-medical exams on site which include information about their temperature, blood pressure and hematocrit level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (with parental permission or consent), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY or NJ State Department of Health donor criteria. People over 75 may donate with a doctor’s note.
To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive call Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566 or visit nybloodcenter.org.