Health & Wellness

Press Releases

Woodbridge Community Blood Drive - Free Pair of NY Mets tickets to each donor!

Woodbridge-How ‘bout them Mets? If you want to see the Amazin’s this year, join fellow fans at Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, on Friday, August 18 from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm for a blood drive with New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC).  The bloodmobile will be parked by Applebee’s.

As a thank you, blood donors will receive refreshments and an electronic voucher to redeem a free pair of Mets tickets for a game at Citi Field.  

Save Lives by Giving Blood.

Sign Up for E-News

Blood is needed now since donations have fallen off and tends to be lowest during the summer months as many travel on vacation. Recent national tragedies are reminders that it is imperative to always have an adequately stocked blood supply to respond when communities are faced with patient traumas or other events that require life-saving blood products.

To make an appointment, call 1-800-933-2566.  Walk-ins are also welcomed. Qualified donors should be at least 16 years of age (with signed NYBC parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds, however other height and weight restrictions apply. Blood donors must be in generally good health, present NYBC Donor Card or photo or signed ID, and eat and drink at regular meal times. Persons over 75 years of age can donate with a note from their physician.

To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive
Please call Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566
Visit:
www.nybloodcenter.org

More About Blood Donations

The entire donation process takes less than an hour and a single donation can be used to save multiple lives. Donors with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are especially encouraged to donate, as their blood can be used in emergencies. Nearly 2,000 donations are needed each day in New York and New Jersey alone. About one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion, and with a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished.

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.

Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may host a blood drive. Blood donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, blood pressure and hematocrit level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (parental consent is required for 16-year-olds), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY or NJ State Department of Health donor criteria. People age 76 or older may donate if they have a doctor’s note on file with New York Blood Center or if they bring one on the day of the blood drive.

About New York Blood Center

Now more than 50 years old, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is a nonprofit organization that is one of the largest independent, community-based blood centers in the country. NYBC’s mission is to serve the 20 million people in the New York metropolitan area — and more broadly, our nation and our world — by alleviating human suffering and preserving human life using our medical expertise.
 

Each year, NYBC provides approximately one million blood products to nearly 200 hospitals in the Northeast. NYBC also provides a wide array of transfusion-related medical services. NYBC is also home to the world’s largest public cord blood bank, which provides stem cells for transplant in many countries, and a renowned research institute, which — among other milestones — developed the hepatitis B vaccine and innovative blood purification technology.

 

Website:  www.nybc.org

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/newyorkbloodcenter

Twitter:  @NYBloodCenter

Instagram:  @newyorkbloodcenter

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like
Tue, August 22, 12:00 pm
North Plainfield
SBGOC Blood Drive

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Upcoming Events

Tue, August 22, 12:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Brunswick

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Sci -Fi ...

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, August 22, 12:00 PM

Saints Basilios Gregorios Orthodox Church, North Plainfield

SBGOC Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Tue, August 22, 12:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Brunswick

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Winter Festival ...

Arts & Entertainment

Former Edison Police Officer Pleads Guilty In Attempted Murder Case

August 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Former Edison police officer Michael Dotro admitted he tried to kill a township police captain in 2013 by trying to burn down his Monroe home, officials said Monday.

Dotro, 40, of Manalapan, pleaded guilty Monday to a count of attempted murder in the first degree and one count of arson in the second degree when he set fire to his supervisor’s home in Monroe ...

Rahway Culture Crawl 2017

August 21, 2017

Rahway’s Culture Crawl 2017 will fill the Downtown Arts District with artists of all types and genres as the event returns for its 5th annual celebration on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1-6 PM.

Throughout this FREE, one-day festival, the entire downtown of Rahway will play host to live performances, interactive art, sculpture, audio installations, spoken word, film, video, music and ...

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2015)

Think Hitchcock. Think old-fashioned psychological thriller. Think good writing. If you have read and loved The Woman in Cabin 10, Ware's most recent novel, you will enjoy her first publication, In a Dark, Dark Wood.

Leonora Shaw, a crime writer, awakens, bruised and befuddled in a hospital bed. Frightened and confused, Nora tries ...