MADISON, NJ - Residents are being asked to make a lifesaving gift  by donating blood or platelets this holiday season. 

The Madison Volunteer Ambulance Squad located at 29 Prospect Street in Madison will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday December 17 from 1pm - 6pm.

Can't make it today, additional blood drives will take place at the following locations:

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  • the St. Luke Parish Church in Long Valley on December 21 from 7am - 12noon
  • the Flanders Fire and Rescue Squad on December 23 from 2pm - 7pm
  • the Courtyard by Marriott Rockaway in Mount Arlington on December 24 from 8am - 1pm,
  • the Hyatt Regency in Morristown on December 26 from 9am - 2pm 
  • the Library of the Chathams on December 30 from 10am - 3pm
  • the Kemmerer Library in New Vernon on December 31 from 10am - 3pm

Those who come to give blood or platelets now through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply; see More information and details are available at

During the holiday season, set aside an hour to give blood and be the lifeline patients need. Make an appointment now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.