The Bernards Township Health Department, in conjunction with The Blood Center of New Jersey, is sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Blood Drive will be held at the Bernards Township Community Center located at 289 South Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

 

Did You Know…

· Nine out of 10 people will need blood at some time in their lives.

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· One pint of blood from a single donor may save three lives.

· 60 percent of New Jerseyans are eligible to donate blood, yet only 3.6 percent donate on a routine basis.

Participants can either call the Bernards Township Health Department at (908) 204-2520 to schedule an appointment, or register at www.bloodnj.org using the Basking Ridge zip code of 07920 to find this blood drive.

In order to donate blood, participants must weigh 120 pounds or more, know their Social Security number and have a photo or signed identification. Participants must eat a meal and drink plenty of water one hour prior to donation.

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.  For more information, visit www.bernardshealth.org.