Clark Blood Drive - Urgent Need!

Urgent Need! Please make an appointment to give blood at Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (876 Raritan Road) on Tuesday, Aug. 11 between 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. To make an appointment, you can visit or text 732-616-8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word.

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  1. Shauna Lynch
  2. 7326168736
Tue, August 11
1:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 08/11/2020 1:30pm 08/11/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Clark Blood Drive - Urgent Need!

Urgent Need! Please make an appointment to give blood at Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (876 Raritan Road) on Tuesday, Aug. 11 between 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. To make an appointment, you can visit or text 732-616-8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word.

875 Raritan Road Clark, NJ 07066

Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad

875 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066

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