SOMERSET, NJ - Township residents interested in donating blood can do so this Friday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Council Chambers, at 475 DeMott Lane. 

Blood donors are greatly needed now since donations tend to be lowest during the summer months as many travel on vacation.  Also, donations from high schools and colleges, which account for 25% of regional blood collection, decrease when schools close for the summer.

Donors should be in good health and between the ages of 17 and 75. Teenagers 16 years of age can donate with a signed parent consent form. Residents 76 years of age and older can also donate with a doctor's note.

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All donors should bring identification that has either a signature or photo and date of birth. Participants that have a donor card are encouraged to bring that as well. Donors will receive a Six Flags Great Adventure Discount Code towards one daily pass and daily parking. The discount value of the code is $22.

Walk-ins are welcome on the day of the blood drive. However, interested donors can call 1-800-933-2566 to set up an appointment.

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