Tuesday, October 2, 2012
New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd praises a blood donation program that targeted blood drives in the work place and increased the number of drives in New Jersey by 450 this summer.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd: Dear Editor, Hospitals depend on a ready supply of blood every day to perform surgery and treat trauma victims. Thanks to the generous support of New Jersey businesses and their employees, we made great strides in increasing New Jersey’s blood supply this summer. Our 2012 Summer Workplace Blood Drive Campaign, called The Need for Blood Doesn’t Take a Vacation,was hosted by the NJ Workplace Blood Donor Coalition, which represents some of New Jersey’s biggest employers. Coalition members promoted the need for workplace blood drives to thousands of New Jersey business leaders and public officials. What’s unique about this …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Donors needed for Monday blood drive to ease critical blood shortage.
Clara Maass Medical Center and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Monday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Greifinger Lecture Hall at the Medical Center located at 1 Clara Maass Dr., Belleville. The American Red Cross and the Community Blood Council of New Jersey say blood supplies are at critical lows this summer. In fact, blood supplies in June nationwide already are 50,000 pints less than they were this time last year, Red Cross officials said. Anyone 17 years old or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and who is in generally good health may be eligible to donate. High school students may have to meet certain height and weight requirements. For a full list of eligibility requirements for donors, visit www.…
Monday, March 26, 2012
It even brought residents from Cedar Grove
The Blood Center of New Jersey in West Orange hosted its monthly blood drive in Nutley on Thursday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 493, at 271 Washington Ave. from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. “I donate every 54 days because it helps,” said one of the first donors, Sandy Masi of Cedar Grove. “They take a pint and I make a pint. It’s kind of like recycling.” At the blood drive, which takes place every fourth Thursday in a month, 20 local residents were expected to donate said registered nurse Darcy Kallus. Although 23 came to give their blood, 19 donated. Four were turned away because they did not meet the health requirements said Kallus. “Last month 50 people showed up but that was because they were giving out a $20 gift card,” Kallus said. Even…