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.