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College Club Hosts Leap Day Blood Drive in Scotch Plains


SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ - The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains is hosting a “Leap Day” Blood Drive on Monday, Feb. 29 from 2:00-8:45 p.m. at the New York Blood Center located at 2279 South Ave. in Scotch Plains, NJ. 

Due to the winter weather and snow, the blood centers were not able to run blood drives and regular donations have been very low, therefore there is a critical need for donations.

Blood is a lifesaving gift that people can’t live without it.  When one person donates a unit of blood, it can be separated into individual components to save multiple lives.  Your donation can be used to help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, and many more.

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Donating blood is a safe, simple, and satisfying experience. To be eligible to donate you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with written consent from parent or legal guardian), 76 & older with a note from their doctor, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health, no cough or fever.

Prior to donating, eat at your regular mealtimes and drink plenty of fluids and do not take aspirin, or products containing aspirin, for at least 72 hours before your donation. Bring a Photo ID.

Please consider stopping by on Feb. 29 to donate blood; this gift of life. For more information about the donation process please go to

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