EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — There's still time to do one last great deed this year.  Donate blood  or platelets for those in need on Monday, December 30 from 2:00pm to 7:00 pm at the VFW Post #133, 485 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick (behind University Radiology.)

Blood donations of all types – especially type O – are urgently needed now, as holiday travel and severe winter weather in parts of the country continue to impact the blood supply. We’re thanking donors who come out to give Dec. 19-Jan. 5 with a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

During this season of giving, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the gift of life to help ensure patients don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. Blood and platelet donations of all types are needed, especially type O.

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Holiday travel and severe winter weather often lead to a decline in blood donations. However, a patient’s need for lifesaving treatment doesn’t take a vacation or stop for nasty weather. Blood and platelets are needed every day for those receiving treatment for cancer and leukemia, accident and burn victims and surgical patients, among others.

As a special thank you for being the lifeline for patients this holiday season, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross Dec. 19-Jan. 5 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.