Blood drive in Sussex County

| 01 Aug 2017 | 03:15

    New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives need to be scheduled to meet projected hospital demand. Current inventory of several blood types is running below the desired target level.
    The organizartion will be conducting blood drives at the following places on the recorded dates:
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Western Hills Christian Church, 40 Kennedy Rd., Tranquility 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 Saint Kateri Parish, 427 Stanhope Road, Sparta 7:45 am to 1:45 pm
    Monday, August 21, 2017 Vernon PAL, 25 Church Street, Vernon 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Sunday, August 27, 2017 Hayek's Market, 1 Mill St, Newton 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Blood products have a short shelf life – from five to 42 days, so constant replenishment is necessary. Each and every 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: Please call Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566. Visit: <URL destination=" ">