Category Archives: Union County

It’s Personal! Goldenseal to Perform at VisionWalk

Goldenseal, a popular Jersey Shore band, will be the featured entertainment at the 3rd Annual New Jersey VisionWalk to fight blindness at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, N.J., on May 7. Hundreds of people touched by vision loss and their supporters are expected at the event, hosted by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The goal is to raise $40,000 to support gene therapy, stem cell and pharmaceutical-based research that could save and restore sight. Continue reading It’s Personal! Goldenseal to Perform at VisionWalk

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

SBA to Close Some Recovery Centers in New Jersey; Last Chance for One-On-One Assistance

The U. S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Recovery Centers located in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties will cease operations on Feb.  11.  The Centers located in Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean counties will remain open until further notice.  However, in observance of Presidents’ Day, the Centers located in Atlantic and Ocean counties will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 15; the Monmouth County Center will be closed on Feb. 15 for the holiday.  Continue reading SBA to Close Some Recovery Centers in New Jersey; Last Chance for One-On-One Assistance

Uber & NJ NAACP to Recruit 3,000 New Drivers from Low Income NJ Communities

Uber New Jersey announced a new partnership with the New Jersey NAACP to recruit 3,000 new drivers from low income communities throughout New Jersey by the end of June 2016. Working with local government officials and community organizations, Uber will host a series of driver education events to inform residents about partnering with Uber and connecting with flexible economic opportunities.
“Creating jobs in low income communities through shared economic platforms and strong partnerships like this is critical to providing support to New Jersey families who need it most while strengthening our region’s economy,” said Senator Cory Booker. “Fostering the creation of new wage-earning opportunities in some of New Jersey’s most underserved communities opens doors that will help preserve the corps of our neighborhoods and build an economy that works for everyone.”

Continue reading Uber & NJ NAACP to Recruit 3,000 New Drivers from Low Income NJ Communities

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)

NJ

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.

Donate blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

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Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session during the summer, and regular donors are often vacationing, potentially making them less available to give.

 

World Blood Donor Day highlights the constant need for donors – during the summer and throughout the year. Supermodel Niki Taylor, the celebrity spokesperson for World Blood Donor Day, fully understands the importance of blood donations. In 2001, she was in a near-fatal car accident and received about 100 pints of blood. To this day, she attributes her survival to the blood donors and doctors who helped save her life.

 

Those who come to donate blood with the Red Cross June 8-14, 2015, will receive a limited-edition Nexcare give bandage in one of eight global-inspired designs in honor of World Blood Donor Day.

 

Every day this summer is a chance to give hope. 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

Pennington

6/13/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. James Church, 17 Eglantine Avenue

Princeton

6/3/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Princeton University-Carnegie Center, 701 Carnegie Center, Carnegie Center Building

Trenton

6/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County, 212 Centre Street

6/11/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road

6/11/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road

Middlesex

East Brunswick

6/7/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saint Bartholomew Church, 470 Ryders Lane

Iselin

6/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Provident Bank, 100 Wood Avenue South

Monmouth

Tinton Falls

6/12/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Borough of Tinton Falls, 556 Tinton Avenue

Ocean

Bayville

6/1/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Berkeley Township Library, 30 Station Road

Lakewood

6/11/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Camping World, 1359 River Avenue

Manahawkin

6/6/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Vitamin Shoppe, 237 Stafford Park Boulevard

Manahawkin

6/4/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Southern Ocean Center Healthcare Corporation, 1361 Route 72 West

New Egypt

6/3/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., New Egypt High School, 117 Evergreen Road

Toms River

6/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

Tuckerton

6/5/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Red Men Lodge, 145 W. Main Street

6/5/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Red Men Lodge, 145 W. Main Street

Somerset

Somerset

6/3/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue

Union

Berkeley Heights

6/3/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Hill Road

Plainfield

6/3/2015: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1430 Park Avenue

Summit

6/15/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue

Westfield

6/6/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Presbyterian Church-Westfield, 140 Mountain 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.