Pelican Ski Shops to give blood donors free ski or snowboard rental

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:39

    During the winter months people are not thinking about the blood supply at local hospitals. Everyone assumes that when someone needs blood it will be there. Seventy percent of the blood used for patients at local hospitals comes from donors in the community. Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania recognize the importance of donating blood and will give a free daily ski or snowboard rental to those who donate blood during the month of January, which is Blood Donor Recognition Month. Anyone who donates blood in New Jersey or Pennsylvania between Jan. 1 and 31 will receive a proof of donation letter from the hospital to present to any Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shop. The donor can then present the original letter to Pelican and receive a Complete Daily Ski/Snowboard Rental Certificate. The rental certificate can be used that same day or saved for future use and may even be given away to any friend or family member who would like to ski or snowboard. Donors must present their letters to any Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shop by Feb. 5 and the rental certificate will expire in April 2012. Renters must have a valid driver’s license and credit card. A $10 refundable deposit is also required. To be eligible to donate blood a person must be at least 17 years of age, be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. “Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shops are excited to have the opportunity to aid such a wonderful cause in our community,” said manager Bruce Sanderson. “We challenge all who are eligible to donate blood and help make a difference in our local community.” Visit for Pelican locations and additional information. The following is a list of a few locations where you can donate blood. Additional locations may be found online. Morristown Memorial Hospital 100 Madison Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Phone: 973-971-5000 Overlook Hospital 99 Beauvor Avenue Summit, NJ 07901 Phone: 908-522-2000 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center 703 Main Street Paterson, NJ 07053-2621 973-754-3538