NUTLEY – Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs are pleased to partner with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct the 3 rd Annual Community Blood Drive in memory of Nutley resident and business owner Keith Jaret. Keith and Maureen Jaret were Nutley business owners and residents for many years. Many of you know, love and remember them as the driving force behind the Petit Café as well as Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes.

In February 2018, Keith passed away due to liver disease. The drive will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021, at the Nutley Parks and Rec Building - 44 Park Avenue, Room 300 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. No walk ins will be accepted. All safety precautions will be put in place to ensure the health and well-being of all
donors and technicians. Please do not donate if you are sick or may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. All donors must wear a mask or cloth face covering. As always, donors must be between the ages of 16 and 76, weigh over 110lbs and be in general good health.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please click on the following link:

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COVID-19 Antibody testing available via donation:

*Do not donate if you are sick. 

*This antibody test does not test for the presence of COVID-19
*All successful donations will be tested for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
*Donors can view results in your online donor account 2 weeks after you donate.

New Jersey on a whole is experiencing critically low donation numbers; ranking lowest in the entire country in donations. There is an urgent need for Type O Negative, O Positive & B Negative Blood Types, but all types are welcome and needed!

Find answers at to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it (novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2) in relation to blood donation and what Vitalant is doing to keep donors, blood drive coordinators, volunteers, staff and patients safe.

If you have a question not covered here, please visit our donor eligibility page, call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) or email us at

For any additional information, please call the Department of Public Affairs at 973-284-4976.