Press Releases

Community Blood Drive at United Presbyterian

52c95ee933f02d913f0f_Bloodmobile.jpg
52c95ee933f02d913f0f_Bloodmobile.jpg

WEST ORANGE, NJ - United Presbyterian Church of West Orange is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is offering a chance for a gift basket valued at $100 to everyone who donates.  The congregation is "Giving Back for Becca," their beloved pastor in recovery from a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with leukemia three years ago.

Blood supplies are critically low right now, due to the harsh winter weather and icy roads.  And yet the process of giving blood is safe and simple.  The actual giving of blood takes only about 10 minutes. That 10 minutes can save 3 lives.  It is safe to give blood every 56 days, and many people are repeat donors.  But if only one percent more of all Americans gave blood, there wouldn't be any shortages.   

The Blood Center of New Jersey will bring its state-of-the-art Bloodmobile to the church campus, where volunteers from United Presbyterian will have plenty of food for donors.  United Presbyterian volunteers have also created a beautiful gift basket of goodies which one lucky donor will get to take home. 

Sign Up for E-News

To be a blood donor, one must be at least 16 years old, must know your Social Security number and have a photo or signed ID.  Sixteen year olds must present a signed parental consent form.  It is also important to eat and to drink water before and after.  

United Presbyterian Church is located at 20 Old Indian Road, just off Prospect Avenue, in West Orange.  For directions, call 973-731-1868 or visit www.upcwo.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Livingston

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

February 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

How Do I Decide Which College to Attend?

Now that college acceptances are rolling in, how do I decide which to attend?

Your hard work in high school has paid off. You took your SAT/ACT exams, got the best grades you could, and filled out as many applications as you needed to. Acceptance letters are starting to come in and you need to make a decision on where you will go in the fall. It's hard to decide!! Here are some tips and ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs During "Black Panther" Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b9dfd7fd9ec06f34f8cd_coriphoto

Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Lobby - Office Building, Livingston

Gun Violence Prevention & Congressional Candidates

Other

Carousel_image_198d9d8e60fbe2b63cf4_be01635f448f7ee17d10_flyred_photo1

Sun, February 25, 1:00 PM

CycleBar, Livingston

Cycle Red for Heart Disease to Benefit Heart ...

Giving Back

Mon, February 26, 1:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Monday at the Movies: WILD OATS

Arts & Entertainment

NJ Acting Health Commissioner Cites Inglemoor as Example of Best Practices in Flu Prevention

February 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With one of the worst flu seasons in recent history taking a daily toll across the nation, New Jersey Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center this week to meet residents and praise clinical staff for their success at keeping the flu at bay.

"There are best practices that Inglemoor has already implemented ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...