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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.

American Red Cross launch annual Bob’s $250,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program

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Bob’s Discount Furniture and the American Red Cross are pleased to launch the annual Bob’s Discount Furniture $250,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program for the 2014-2015 school year. The Bob’s High School Heroes Scholarship Program recognizes students who make exceptional contributions to the American Red Cross blood donation program in their schools, and helps encourage young people to become involved by helping patients in need.

 

High school students play an important role in supporting a sufficient blood supply. Blood donations at high school and college blood drives account for up to 20 percent of donations during the school year, which is why scholarship programs like Bob’s High School Heroes are important in ensuring blood is available to patients whenever and wherever it is needed.

 

“For more than 18 years, Bob’s Discount Furniture has been an unwavering supporter of the Red Cross and the patients and communities we serve,” said Robert Kessler, CEO, American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region. “The scholarship program helps the Red Cross make a difference in the lives of patients and empowers high school students to take a leadership role.”

 

“We’re proud to celebrate the dedication and civic contributions of high school seniors who better their community by supporting the Red Cross and its lifesaving mission,” said Bob Kaufman, President Emeritus of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “Since this scholarship program launched in 2009, we’ve awarded nearly $650,000 to hundreds of students in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York and look forward to touching more lives this year.”

 

Kaufman knows the crucial importance of a sufficient blood supply. Medical crises required two of his family members to receive many blood transfusions. He lost his father Leo Kaufman and his 16-year-old nephew Scott Mulready to leukemia. The Kaufman family is forever thankful for the extra time with them made possible, in part, by blood donors. Through the generosity of Bob, employees, customers and members of the community, Bob’s Discount Furniture blood drives have collected more than 38,000 units of lifesaving blood.

 

Students who host at least two high school blood drives throughout the year and achieve an annual participation rate of at least 30 percent of age-eligible students are qualified to win a base scholarship of $250. Students who meet those initial requirements are also eligible to win additional scholarships, including up to eight $1,000 grand prize scholarships per winning school, which is determined by totaling the blood units donated from each school. The winners in each state are determined by the number of students who donate and the total units collected. For complete contest rules and to learn how you can get involved, visit

http://www.mybobs.com/outreach/highschoolheroes.

 

 

 

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 Bob’s Discount Furniture

Bob’s Discount Furniture provides a wide variety of quality furnishings – including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture and home accents – at everyday low prices. The stores also offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience featuring cafes in each store with free gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob’s has built strong customer loyalty by offering the highest-value home furnishings at the lowest possible prices. With 54 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 15th-largest U.S. furniture chain. Bob’s is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 15 years. In addition, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. Every year the company donates more than $100,000 to schools and more than $1.5 million to charities through these programs. To find out more about Bob’s Discount Furniture, visit www.MyBobs.com. To find out more about Bob’s Discount Furniture, visit www.MyBobs.com. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit www.BobsCares.org, and follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and @MyBobs_Charity and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyBobs.

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resource

Ocean County residents seeking assistance for recovery from Hurricane Sandy can contact the Recovery Peer Outreach Support Team (RPOST).  Disaster Case Managers will meet with individuals and determine what resources will best meet specific needs.  Advocacy, education and referrals provided.  RPOST is funded by grants from the American Red Cross and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Call the Mental Health Association Ocean County (848) 480-0918.

 

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township on Wednesday, January 15 from 1-6 pm.

The need for blood is constant.  Your contribution is very important to maintain a healthy and plentiful blood supply.  When you donate through the Red Cross you help save lives by giving of yourself in just about an hour.  You may never meet the person who receives your blood, but you will feel good knowing you helped change a life.

All presenting donors at the St. Francis Blood Drive are eligible for a:  $5.00 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card and a chance to enter to win two tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII to be held at MetLife Stadium.

Appointments are preferred and an be made at the Red Cross website:  www.redcrossblood.org.  Walk-ins are also welcome.