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.