MILLTOWN, NJ - The Emergency Blood Drive organized by the New York Blood Center is in full swing. It began on June 1 and will continue through August 31 due to a dangerously low blood supply that is affecting both New York and New Jersey.

Milltown will host an Emergency Blood Drive on Thursday, July 13 at the United Methodist Church from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Donors can call 1-800-933-2566 to schedule an appointment. However, walk-ins are welcome as well.

Participants must 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. The parent consent form can be downloaded from the New York Blood Center's website.

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Residents unsure of whether or not they are eligible to give blood can also visit the website for additional information on temporary and permanent reasons as to why someone would be unable to donate blood.

The United Methodist Church is located at 47 North Main Street.