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.