According to the American Red Cross and the Community Blood Council of New Jersey 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.
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 Drive, Belleville.
Individuals who are 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are 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 please visit www.redcrossblood.org. All blood types are needed.
On the day of please bring picture identification, remember to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating.
To make an appointment, please visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-sponsor and enter:
Sponsor Code: 02210161
From Date: 07/01/2012
To Date: 07/03/2012
For more information, please contact Jeanette Fernandez, Blood Bank supervisor, Clara Maass Medical Center, at 973-450-2722.