Toms River VFW To Host Upcoming Blood Drive

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  TOMS RIVER – With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming up, blood donors are needed now more than ever to help patients with cancer. 

  New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is working hard to restore the blood supply to an adequate level, but can only do it with the help of volunteer blood donors. They partnered with the Toms River VFW Post 6063 to host an upcoming blood drive on October 1 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the FOP Lodge 10 located at 1791 North Bay Ave. in Toms River.

  Appointments highly recommended, but walk-ins will be welcomed only if space allows. To schedule an appointment, visit, sponsor code 71322 or call 800-933-2566.

  As a reminder, make sure to eat, drink and bring your donor ID card or ID with name and photo. Donors 76 and over need a doctor’s note unless one is already on file. 16-year-olds need signed NYBC parental consent form.

  Win a Home Depot gift voucher! Donate blood at one of NJBS drives between October 1 and October 31and get one entry in a sweepstakes drawing for one of three Home Depot Gift Vouchers: 1st Prize $1,500; 2nd Prize $1,000; 3rd Prize: $750.