TOMS RIVER – New Jersey Blood Services, announced the following drive is scheduled in the near future: November 24, Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington St, Toms River, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Due to the coronavirus, they are experiencing low blood supplies. They urgently need people to make every effort to donate blood!
Blood products have a short shelf life – from five to 42 days, so constant replenishment is necessary. Each day there are patients who depend on the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma to stay alive. But blood and blood products can’t be manufactured. They can only come from volunteer blood donors who take an hour to attend a blood drive or visit a donor center.
To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, call Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566, visit nybloodcenter.org.
Blood donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including 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.