NEW BRUNSWICK - The recent blizzard, harsh winter weather and seasonal illness can cause a severe drop in blood donations.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers Athletics are urging individuals to help maintain a safe and adequate blood supply by donating at a special blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.

The blood drive takes place from 2-7:30 p.m. at the RAC, located at 83 Rockafeller Road in Piscataway. Donors can register online at For more information,call (732) 235-8100, ext. 221 or 248.

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All donors will receive a Rutgers t-shirt and be entered into a drawing to win Rutgers fan prizes (to include, but not limited to: VIP experiences, autographed merchandise and tickets to upcoming events. 

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the official hospital of Rutgers Athletics.

To learn more about RWJUH, please visit

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 965-bed academic medical center with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ.