Category Archives: Hunterdon County

President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016. Continue reading President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey

Red Cross partners with 9/11 Day – offers blood donation opportunities

The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.

9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11. Since then, it has evolved into the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the U.S. and was designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the U.S. Congress in 2009. Each year tens of millions of people observe the day by performing acts of service and good deeds.

“This annual observance increasingly resonates with people with each passing year, for the benefit of countless people and communities in need, and that’s surely gratifying,” said Jay S. Winuk, co-founder of 9/11 Day. “Those who participate are making a real difference. The Red Cross is an ideal partner to engage people to step forward, and we’re confident that blood donors, volunteers and organizations will answer this call for help while honoring the heroes of 9/11.”

Winuk lost his brother Glenn in the 9/11 attacks. Glenn J. Winuk, an attorney with Holland & Knight in downtown Manhattan, served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for almost 20 years. After helping evacuate the Holland & Knight law offices where he was a partner, he raced to the nearby World Trade Center’s south tower to help with rescue efforts. He died when that tower collapsed – a borrowed first-response medical kit was found by his side.

“Giving blood or platelets is a fitting way for people to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 and to honor the first responders who rose up in response to the attacks and those who serve and protect communities every day,” said <name>, <title> of the Red Cross <region name> Region.

Blood donors of all types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – and platelet donors are encouraged to give. Type O negative is the universal blood type that can be transfused to patients of any blood type. It is often used to treat trauma patients and is always in demand by hospitals.

“The Red Cross is proud to partner with 9/11 Day and empower members of our communities to give blood and volunteer to commemorate this anniversary while making a profound contribution to community preparedness,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Giving the gift of life to someone else is a way to continue the healing process in the face of tragic circumstances Americans couldn’t imagine before that day.”

Those who would like to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by donating blood or platelets are encouraged to make an appointment to give at one of the following locations:

 

Hunterdon

Flemington

9/9/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 84 Route 31

Mercer

Ewing

9/10/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., The College of New Jersey-Travers-Wolfe Hall, 2000 Pennington Road

9/11/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., The College of New Jersey-Travers-Wolfe Hall, 2000 Pennington Road

Princeton Township

9/8/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Central NJ Blood Donation Center, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

9/11/2015: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central NJ Blood Donation Center, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

9/12/2015: 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Central NJ Blood Donation Center, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

Ocean

Point Pleasant

9/8/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Point Pleasant Fire Company, 1 Memorial Drive

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How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About 9/11 Day

9/11 Day is the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the United States. Each year more than 40 million Americans and many others in 150 countries observe September 11 by performing good deeds that help others. The goal of 9/11 Day is to keep alive the spirit of unity and compassion that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, providing a positive, helpful way for people to annually remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, and honor those that rose up in service in response to the attacks. We encourage everyone to observe 9/11 this year by putting aside their differences, if any, joining together to help those most in need, and working more closely to make our world better and more peaceful.

 

Donate Blood Through The Red Cross In Final Weeks Of Summer

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.

Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. On average, during the summer months, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed.

Donations are needed now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to donate. Plasma from type AB donors can be transfused to patients of any blood type, as can type O negative blood. Type B negative and A negative blood can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients. These are the most in demand blood types and are in constant need.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Upcoming blood donation opportunities

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

Central New Jersey Donor Center

707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)

Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)

Hunterdon

Clinton

8/19/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Unity Bank, 64 Old Highway 22

Mercer

East Windsor

8/21/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., East Windsor Township Rescue Squad District II Inc., 73 Twin Rivers Drive

8/23/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hightstown Elks BPOE 1955, 110 Hickory Corner Road

Pennington

8/29/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 300 South Main Street

Princeton

8/28/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, 1225 State Road

Middlesex

Monmouth Junction

8/23/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Club One Fitness Center, 4250 US Highway 1

Monroe Township

8/23/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue

Perth Amboy

8/23/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cathedral International Family Life Enrichment Center, 272 Madison Avenue

Piscataway

8/29/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., AIMS Education Building, 4500 New Brunswick Avenue

Monmouth

Asbury Park

8/30/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cathedral International of Asbury Park, 1200 Grand Avenue

Manasquan

8/20/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Atlantic Club, 1904 Atlantic Avenue

8/20/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Atlantic Club, 1904 Atlantic Avenue

Ocean

Barnegat

8/27/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Ocean County Library, 112 Burr Street

8/27/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Ocean County Library, 112 Burr Street

Bayville

8/21/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 9503, 383 Veterans Boulevard

Forked River

8/24/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ocean County Library, 10 E. Lacey Road

Little Egg Harbor

8/26/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Little Egg Harbor Library, 290 Mathistown Road

8/26/2015: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Little Egg Harbor Library, 290 Mathistown Road

Toms River

8/19/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

8/24/2015: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Ocean County Board of Social Services, 1027 Hooper Ave., Building 7

8/26/2015: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Community Medical Center, 99 Highway 37 West

8/26/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Community Medical Center, 99 Highway 37 West

Somerset

Somerset

8/16/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Turkish Cultural Center, 300 Franklin Square Drive

Union

Summit

8/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Red Cross Issues URGENT Call for Most Needed Blood Types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Overall, blood donations in the Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region have been approximately 2,085 fewer per month in June and July this year than the previous 10 months of the year. When demand for the most needed types begins to outpace donations, the Red Cross alerts donors to help restock the shelves.

Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients with any blood type. Types B negative and A negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients. Eligible donors are encouraged to donate double red cells – a process where two units of red cells are collected while most of the plasma and platelets are returned to the donor – where available.

“Summer blood shortages are not uncommon, but they can be prevented when generous volunteers roll up their sleeves to help save lives,” said Nick Gehrig, senior communications director, Red Cross Blood Services. “Many donors have already given this summer. We’re now asking donors who haven’t donated, and those who are eligible again, to make an appointment to give now to help ensure blood products are available for patients.”

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Platelets and type AB plasma also needed

Platelet donors and those with type AB blood are also continually needed to help ensure patients receive the lifesaving blood products they need. Platelets – a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, surgical patients and bone narrow recipients – must be transfused within five days of donation, so donations are constantly needed. Donors with type AB blood are urged to give blood or platelets to restock the plasma supply. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types.

Individuals who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again and help patients like an expectant mother at a Red Cross-supported hospital who is currently receiving nearly 100 units of blood products a week until she delivers. Her need alone could add up to 1,100 units.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities

Hunderton:

Flemington
8/10/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., YMCA Hunterdon, 144 West Woodschurch Road

Mercer:

Lawrenceville
8/13/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fortis Institute, 2572 Brunswick Pike

Princeton
8/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 506 Carnegie Center, 506 Carnegie Center Drive
8/14/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Atrium Post Acute Care of Princeton, 5000 Windrow Drive

Middlesex:

East Brunswick
8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VFW Post 133, 485 Cranbury Road
8/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boston Properties, One Tower Center Boulevard
8/12/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wilkin & Guttenplan, PC, 1200 Tices Lane

New Brunswick
8/6/2015: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Rutgers University Student Center, 126 College Avenue

Parlin
8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aquatics & Fitness Center, 333 Cheesequake Road

Monmouth:

Freehold
8/4/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Adelphia Fire House No. 2, 993 State Route 33

Middletown
8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road

Neptune
8/8/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Word of Faith Church of God, 108 Fortunato Place

Red Bank
8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Chapin Hill, 100 Chapin Avenue
8/11/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard

Ocean:

Manahawkin
8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane
8/15/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Vitamin Shoppe, 237 Stafford Park Boulevard

Toms River
8/5/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East
8/12/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street
8/14/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ramada Inn, 2737 Route 9

Whiting
8/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530

Somerset:

Basking Ridge
8/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pulte Group/ Pulte Homes of NJ, 222 Mount Airy Road

Hillsborough
8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hillsborough Fire Department 2, 375 Route 206

Somerset
8/16/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Turkish Cultural Center, 300 Franklin Square Drive

Union:

Summit
8/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

How to donate blood

The free Blood Donor App – available in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 – not only makes appointment scheduling easy, but donors can also access their digital donor card and be notified when their donation is distributed to a hospital. Donors can also visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Every Two Seconds Someone Needs Blood: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

With more summer days ahead, every blood donation is important in helping ensure blood is available for patients in need, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those who need it. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

Central New Jersey Donor Center

707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)

Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)

Hunterdon

Flemington

8/10/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., YMCA Hunterdon, 144 West Woodschurch Road

Ringoes

8/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Living Waters Lutheran Church, 11 Old York Road

Mercer

Lawrenceville

8/13/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fortis Institute, 2572 Brunswick Pike

Princeton

8/1/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, 237 N. Harrison Street

8/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 506 Carnegie Center, 506 Carnegie Center Drive

8/14/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Atrium Post Acute Care of Princeton, 5000 Windrow Drive

Middlesex

East Brunswick

8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VFW Post 133, 485 Cranbury Road

8/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boston Properties, One Tower Center Boulevard

8/12/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wilkin & Guttenplan, PC, 1200 Tices Lane

New Brunswick

8/6/2015: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Rutgers University Student Center, 126 College Avenue

Parlin

8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aquatics & Fitness Center, 333 Cheesequake Road

Monmouth

Freehold

8/4/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Adelphia Fire House No. 2, 993 State Route 33

Middletown

8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road

Neptune

8/8/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Word of Faith Church of God, 108 Fortunato Place

Oakhurst

8/1/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Raymour and Flanigan, 1606 Highway 35

Red Bank

8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Chapin Hill, 100 Chapin Avenue

8/11/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard

Ocean

Manahawkin

8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane

8/15/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Vitamin Shoppe, 237 Stafford Park Boulevard

Toms River

8/1/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1500 Hooper Avenue

8/5/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

8/12/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street

8/14/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ramada Inn, 2737 Route 9

Whiting

8/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530

Somerset

Basking Ridge

8/2/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. James Roman Catholic Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue

8/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pulte Group/ Pulte Homes of NJ, 222 Mount Airy Road

Hillsborough

8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hillsborough Fire Department 2, 375 Route 206

Union

Roselle Park

8/1/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place

Summit

8/17/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

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How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations to Offset Seasonal Decline

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood.

 

During June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each Red Cross blood drive. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session, and vacation schedules can make regular donors less available – both contributing to the seasonal decline.

 

Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types. Plasma helps maintain blood pressure and supplies critical proteins for clotting immunity. It is often needed for burn, trauma and cancer patients.

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To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

 

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

 

Central New Jersey Donor Center

707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)

Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)

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Hunterdon

Flemington

8/10/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., YMCA Hunterdon, 144 West Woodschurch Road

Ringoes

8/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Living Waters Lutheran Church, 11 Old York Road

Mercer

East Windsor

7/18/2015: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Weichert Realtors, 417 Route 130

Hamilton

7/29/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Road

Hamilton Square

7/21/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Nottingham Fire Company, 200 Mercer Street

Lawrenceville

8/13/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fortis Institute, 2572 Brunswick Pike

Pennington

7/31/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, One Capital Way

7/31/2015: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, One Capital Way

Princeton

8/1/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, 237 N. Harrison Street

8/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Boston Properties, 101 Carnegie Center Drive

8/14/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pavilions at Forrestal, 5000 Windrow Drive

Princeton Junction

7/16/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Princeton Junction Firehouse, 245 Clarksville Road

Titusville

7/16/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Titusville Campus, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road

Trenton

7/23/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saint Bartholomew Lutheran Church, 1746 S. Clinton Avenue

Middlesex

Cranbury

7/19/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Jeevar Ashram/Jet USA, 222 Dey Road

East Brunswick

7/18/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Brunswick Hills Obstetrics & Gynecology, 620 Cranbury Road

7/18/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Certifications for Life, 4 Cornwall Drive

8/10/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boston Properties, One Tower Center Boulevard

8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VFW Post 133, 485 Cranbury Road

Edison

7/26/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Raritan Center Parkway

New Brunswick

7/25/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, 39 Morris Street

8/6/2015: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Rutgers University Student Center, 126 College Avenue

Parlin

8/15/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aquatics & Fitness Center, 333 Cheesequake Road

Monmouth

Freehold

8/4/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Adelphia Fire House No. 2, 993 State Route 33

Neptune

8/8/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Word of Faith Church of God, 108 Fortunato Place

Oakhurst

8/1/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Raymour and Flanigan, 1606 Highway 35

Red Bank

8/11/2015: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Chapin Hill, 100 Chapin Avenue

8/11/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard

Somerset

Basking Ridge

8/2/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. James Roman Catholic Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue

8/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pulte Group/ Pulte Homes of NJ, 222 Mount Airy Road

Hillsborough

8/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hillsborough Fire Department 2, 375 Route 206

Raritan

7/16/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-Raritan Campus-Janssen, 1000 Route 202 South, OMP Building

Skillman

7/16/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Johnson & Johnson South, 199 Grandview Road

7/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Orchard, 23 Orchard Road, Town Hall

Union

Rahway

8/14/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ebenezer Africian Methodist Episcopal Church, 253 Central Avenue

Roselle Park

8/1/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place

Summit

7/20/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Red Cross May Blood Donation Opportunities

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this May in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8 – the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder, Henry Dunant.

 

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day recognizes the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission. For more than 130 years, the American Red Cross has been helping people, including those in need of blood transfusions, in communities across the U.S. It is the only blood services organization that also provides disaster relief, services for active and veteran military personnel and their families, and health and safety training.

 

Last year, about 3.1 million volunteer blood donors rolled up a sleeve to help the Red Cross meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring.

 

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.

 

Upcoming May blood donation opportunities

 

NJ

 

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

 

Central New Jersey Donor Center

707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)

Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)

 

Hunterdon

 

Lambertville

5/2/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 108 North Union Street

 

 

 

 

Mercer

 

Hightstown

5/9/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hightstown EMS, 168 Bank Street

 

Lawrenceville

5/17/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Gurudwara Sahib, 282 Bakers Basin Road

 

Princeton

5/4/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, 4 Nassau Street

5/7/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton University, 75 Washington Road, Frist Center

5/8/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Princeton University, 75 Washington Road, Frist Center

5/27/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., RCN Telecom Services, LLC, 650 College Road East

 

Robbinsville

5/12/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NorthStar Vets, 315 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

 

Titusville

5/7/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Titusville Campus, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road

5/14/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Titusville Campus, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road

 

Middlesex

 

Edison

5/17/2015: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Temple Emanu-El, 100 James Street

 

Monmouth Junction

5/10/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Islamic Society of Central Jersey, 4145 US Route 1

 

Monmouth

 

Sea Girt

5/30/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sea Girt Square, 2100 Route 35

 

Ocean

 

Little Egg Harbor

5/13/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Theresa’s Church, 450 Radio Road

5/13/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., St. Theresa’s Church, 450 Radio Road

 

Toms River

5/6/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

5/20/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

 

 

Somerset

 

Basking Ridge

5/3/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. James Roman Catholic Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue

 

Hillsborough

5/3/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 67 Route 206

 

Raritan

5/7/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-Raritan Campus-Janssen, 1000 Route 202 South, OMP Building

5/14/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-Raritan Campus-Janssen, 1000 Route 202 South, OMP Building

 

Skillman

5/7/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Johnson & Johnson North, 199 Grandview Avenue

5/19/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Orchard, 23 Orchard Road, Town Hall

 

Somerset

5/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., HearingLife, 2501 Cottontail Lane

 

Union

 

Summit

5/18/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Liberty Village Premium Outlets to Host REACH Educational Services 5K Run/Walk

Liberty Village Premium Outlets is hosting the inaugural REACH Educational Services 5K Run/Walk on Saturday May 2, starting at 10 a.m. in the Courtyard.

 

REACH Educational Services is a New Jersey non-profit organization that strives to give children of all capabilities, including those with neurological and physical disabilities, the opportunity to reach their greatest potential in life.

 

Participants can pre-register online at www.reacheducationalservices.com or at 9 a.m., the morning of the event, in the Courtyard near Sunglass Hut. Runners and walkers of all ages and skills are encouraged to participate.

 

Following the run/walk, families are invited to enjoy crafts, entertainment and more, including exclusive discounts at participating stores.

 

“We are pleased to team up with REACH Educational Services in hosting this event,” said Janet Porter, area general manager at Liberty Village Premium Outlets. “It is an excellent opportunity for our shoppers to enjoy a fun, family oriented day while supporting a great cause.”

 

For more information about REACH Educational Services visit www.reacheducationalservices.com.  For more information about Liberty Village Premium Outlets visit www.premiumoutlets.com/libertyvillage.

Celebrate National Volunteer Month by Giving Blood with the Red Cross

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.

The Red Cross salutes the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and encourages others to join their ranks as volunteer blood donors. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions.

Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

Central New Jersey Donor Center
707 Alexander Rd., Suite 701, Princeton Township
Mondays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (platelet pheresis)
Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)
Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (whole blood)
Additional blood donation opportunities:

NJ

Hunterdon

Lambertville
5/2/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 108 North Union Street

Mercer

East Windsor
4/26/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road

Ewing
4/13/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., The College of New Jersey-Travers-Wolfe Hall, 2000 Pennington Road

Hamilton
4/4/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chick-Fil-A Hamilton Marketplace, 555 Marketplace Boulevard

Princeton
4/16/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Princeton University, 75 Washington Road, Frist Center
4/16/2015: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Princeton University, 75 Washington Road, Frist Center
4/17/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Princeton University, 75 Washington Road, Frist Center
4/17/2015: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Princeton University, 75 Washington Road, Frist Center
4/18/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 901 Canal Pointe Boulevard

Middlesex

Iselin
4/4/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Shirdi Sai Cultural and Community Center, 465 Lincoln Highway

Piscataway
4/6/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Livingston Student Center, 61 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
4/7/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Richardson Community Center, 185 Bevier Road

South Plainfield
4/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sai Datta Peetam, 902 Oak Tree Road, Suite 100

Monmouth

Howell
4/16/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Gwennie’s Gifts, 615 Aldrich Road

Manasquan
4/30/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., The Atlantic Club, 1904 Atlantic Avenue

Ocean

Barnegat
4/8/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Boulevard

Bayville
4/1/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Ocean County Utilities Authority, 501 Hickory Lane

Forked River
4/25/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lacey Elks, 900 Beach Boulevard

Normandy Beach
4/3/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dover Brick Beach First Aid, 123 Second Avenue

Toms River
4/1/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East
4/5/2015: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Ramada Inn, 2737 Route 9
4/15/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

Somerset

Bridgewater
4/26/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 60 Maple Street

Skillman
4/30/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Johnson & Johnson South, 199 Grandview Road

Somerset
4/4/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Avalon Somerset, 500 Bristol Boulevard

Union

Summit
4/3/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila, 306 Morris Avenue
4/20/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Help Neighbors Through The Red Cross And Become An Everyday Hero

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.

 

Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month – a time to recognize those who support the Red Cross. Local communities depend on the Red Cross, which relies on donations of time, money and blood to fulfill its humanitarian mission.

 

It doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, eligible donors can help save the lives of patients in need. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations by organizing a blood drive, volunteering to assist with Red Cross activities, or creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive online at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp and asking others to make a lifesaving donation.

 

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

 

NJ

 

Hunterdon

 

Flemington

3/19/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 84 Route 31

Mercer

 

Princeton Township

3/17/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/20/2015: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/21/2015: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/24/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/27/2015: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/28/2015: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/31/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

 

Trenton

3/22/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, 16 Bank Street

 

West Windsor

3/29/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East

Middlesex

 

Edison

3/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Edison VFW Post 3117, 57 National Road

3/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., New Dover United Methodist Church, 687 New Dover Road

Monmouth

 

Manasquan

3/30/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., JP Morgan Chase Branch Office, 2500 Route 35 and Lakewood Road

 

Tinton Falls

3/26/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

3/26/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

 

Ocean

 

Beach Haven

3/19/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department, South Bay Avenue

 

Manahawkin

3/27/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 120 Route 72

 

Stafford

3/23/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Ocean Club, 700 Main Street

3/23/2015: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Ocean Club, 700 Main Street

 

Toms River

3/18/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

3/26/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Silverton Fire Company, 15 Kettle Creek Road

3/30/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road

 

Union

 

Elizabeth

3/30/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Alexander Hamilton Academy, 310 Cherry Street

 

 

How to Donate:
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.How to donate blood

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.