MADISON, NJ - After the holidays, the American Red Cross is in critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O, the organization said.  To increase the supply, the organization will be holding a blood drive in Madison on January 21 from 1pm - 6pm at the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Squad located at 29 Prospect Street

There are several other blood drives in the following locations:

January 9 from 3pm - 8pm at the Chester Volunteer Fire Company, 86 Main Street in Chester

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January 15 from 11am - 4pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Rockaway, 15 Howard Blvd in Mount Arlington

January 11 from 10am - 3pm at the RTSP-Range, Firearms and Training, 961 Route 10 in Randolph

January 11 from 9am -2pm at the Roxbury Public Library, 103 Main Street in Roxbury

January 21 from 11am - 4pm at the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road in Morris Township

January 22 from 10am - 3pm at the Headquarters Plaza, 37 Headquarters Plaza in Morristown

January 25 from 10am - 3pm at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Avenue in Morristown

Currently, the Red Cross has stated that there is less than a three-day supply of type O blood. As a special thank-you, those who come to give blood or platelets between January 1-19, 2020, will automatically be entered for a chance to experience the Super Bowl live.

The Red Cross and NFL have teamed up to offer one winner two tickets to Super Bowl LIV, entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to Super Bowl Experience at the Miami Beach Convention Center, round-trip airfare to Miami, three-night hotel accommodations at The Alexander® - All Suite Oceanfront Resort (Jan. 31 to Feb. 3), and a $500 gift card for expenses.* Additional details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/SuperBowl.

“Lifesaving medical treatments and emergencies never take a holiday,” said Paul Sullivan, senior vice president, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Declines in donations can affect patient care. That’s why the Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to make an appointment to give now and help those sidelined by illness and trauma.”

“The Red Cross appreciates the NFL’s support during this crucial time of year when every donation – and every donor – matters. We hope this may inspire some to make regular blood and platelet donation one of their New Year’s resolutions,” said Sullivan.

Donors are urged to make an appointment to give now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

 

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