Category Archives: Mercer County

Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games Are Here Athletes Go for Gold at This State-Level Competition

From Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2,500 athletes will participate in the annual Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) Summer Games.

At Summer Games, the culminating competition event of the summer season of sports for Special Olympics athletes in New Jersey, athletes will compete in aquatics, bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, tennis, and track & field. Competitions will take place at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing, Mercer County Park in West Windsor, and Schafer School of Gymnastics in Lawrenceville. Continue reading Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games Are Here Athletes Go for Gold at This State-Level Competition

33rd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Supports the Athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey

On Friday, June 10, 2016, law enforcement officers in New Jersey will suit up for a different purpose than usual: they will put on their running shoes to carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout the Garden State and into the 2016 Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games, held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ.

During the 33rd annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey, more than 3,000 officers take to the streets of their local communities, split up into 26 separate legs with some starting as early as 4:45 a.m., running to raise awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. Continue reading 33rd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Supports the Athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey

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

Princeton University to celebrate life and legacy of John Nash on Oct. 24

Princeton University will celebrate the life and legacy of John Nash, the mathematician known worldwide from the biographical movie “A Beautiful Mind” that told of his intellectual triumphs and struggles with mental illness, at a service of remembrance and other events Saturday, Oct. 24.

The service for Nash, who with his wife, Alicia, died May 23 in an automobile accident, will be held at the University Chapel at 6 p.m. Speakers will include former colleagues, family, friends and a representative of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The service, open to the public, will cap a day of tribute on the Princeton campus.

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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 Urges Blood Donations to Maintain Summer Blood Supply

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American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.

 

Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.

 

To encourage more people to donate around Independence Day, all those who come out to donate blood July 2-6, 2015, will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last.

 

Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. 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)

NJ

Mercer

East Windsor

7/6/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 395 Route 130 North

Hamilton

7/3/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chick-Fil-A Hamilton Marketplace, 555 Marketplace Boulevard

7/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Chick-Fil-A Hamilton Marketplace, 555 Marketplace Boulevard

Princeton

7/8/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton University, Olden and Williams Streets, Friend Center

Titusville

7/9/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Titusville Campus, 1125 Trenton-Harbourton Road

 

Middlesex

Iselin

7/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 801 Green Street

 

Monmouth

Manasquan

7/10/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., South Wall Fire Department, 2605 Atlantic Avenue

Neptune

7/8/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, 3300 Route 66

Tinton Falls

7/6/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

7/9/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

7/9/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

7/15/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Chapter, 1540 W. Park Avenue

 

Ocean

Lakehurst

7/8/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lakehurst Community Center, 207 Center Street

7/8/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lakehurst Community Center, 207 Center Street

Manahawkin

7/2/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, 120 Route 72

Toms River

7/1/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

7/15/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

 

Somerset

Basking Ridge

7/5/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. James Roman Catholic Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue

Raritan

7/9/2015: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-Raritan Campus-Janssen, 1000 Route 202 South, OMP Building

Skillman

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

Union

Cranford

7/2/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Avenue East

 

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.