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Calling All Donors! Middlesex County Blood Drives for February 2018

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With snowy weather and frigid temperatures, New Jersey Blood Services is conducting over a dozen blood drives across Middlesex County this month. Find out the one nearest you and donate to a good cause.

  • Friday, Feb. 16, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St., New Brunswick
  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick 
  • Sunday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 185 Applegarth Rd., Monroe
  • Sunday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St., New Brunswick 
  • Monday, Feb. 19, noon to 7 p.m. at the New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St., New Brunswick 
  • Monday, Feb. 19, 1 to 7 p.m. at the Spotswood VFW Post 4589, 33 Daniel Rd., Spotswood
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1 to 7 p.m. at the Piscataway Public Library‑Kennedy Branch, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2 to 9 p.m. at the New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St., New Brunswick
  • Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wardlaw Hartridge Upper School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison
  • Friday, Feb. 23, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St., New Brunswick 
  • Friday, Feb. 23, 2 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18 South, East Brunswick 
  • Sunday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Metuchen Branch YMCA, 65 High St., Metuchen
  • Sunday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St., New Brunswick 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Monday, Feb. 26, noon to 7 p.m. at the New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St., New Brunswick 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Monday, Feb. 26, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction 
  • Monday, Feb. 26, 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Rutgers College Ave Student Center, 126 College Ave., New Brunswick 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2 to 9 p.m. at the New Brunswick Donor Center, 167 New St., New Brunswick
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at What's the Scoop, 410 Main St, Metuchen 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rutgers Livingston Apartment B, 105 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway 

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. 

In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives need to be scheduled to meet projected hospital demand. Current inventory of several blood types is running below the desired target level.

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Blood products have a short shelf life – from five to 42 days, so constant replenishment is necessary. Each and every day there are patients who depend on the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma to stay alive. But blood and blood products can’t be manufactured. They can only come from volunteer blood donors who take an hour to attend a blood drive or visit a donor center.

If you cannot donate but still wish to participate in bringing crucial blood products to patients in need, please ask someone to donate for you, or consider volunteering at a local blood drive. 

To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, please call 1-800-933-2566 or visit nybloodcenter.org. 

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