STAFFORD, NJ - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 on Hilliard Blvd held their first blood drive through the New Jersey Blood Services section of the New York Blood Center on Thursday.

People from the community came to give back and donate their blood between 2:30 and 7 p.m. For their first one "it was an excellent turnout," said the director. 

Another one is being planned in the near future, so keep an eye out and we will update you when dates and times are released.