New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services recently announced a blood shortage in the region, one year after the region was the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. Before COVID-19, donors could stop by community blood drives at convenient locations like high schools, colleges and offices. It has been one year since these groups had to […]

Sept. 1 blood drive in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs have partnered with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct a Nutley Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 1.  The drive will be held at the Nutley Parks and Recreation building, 44 Park Ave., Room 300, from 1:30 to 6 […]

Livingston blood and platelet drives

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As an unintended consequence of the coronavirus public health crisis, blood and platelet supplies have dropped to dangerously low levels. In response, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the township of Livingston have teamed up to hold a blood and platelet drive on Tuesday, July 28, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Livingston […]

Maplewood church holds blood drive

Maplewood church holds blood drive

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Maplewood hosted a Red Cross blood drive on July 10, marking the first time the American Red Cross has held a blood drive at this location. There will be another drive hosted by the church at its location in Short Hills on Tuesday, […]

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

Nutley to hold July 16 blood drive

NUTLEY, NJ — Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs are partnering with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct a Nutley Community Blood Drive in honor of resident Anne Rotonda on Thursday, July 16.  The drive will be held at the Nutley Parks and Rec Building, 44 Park Ave., […]

Blood drive in Maplewood

Blood drive in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter “Maplewood Health.” All donors will receive a $5 Dunkin donuts […]

Blood drive at Our Lady of Sorrows

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A blood drive sponsored by Our Lady of Sorrows will be Sunday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 217 Prospect St. in South Orange. Schedule an appointment at https://donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/48409. All donors will receive a free cholesterol screening. Donors must weight at least 110 pounds; eat before […]

Blood and bone marrow drive with a book signing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — United Presbyterian Church of West Orange, located at 20 Old Indian Road, will hold a blood and bone marrow drive on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s drive will also feature a talk by author Jennifer Jones Austin, who wrote “Consider It Pure Joy,” her story […]

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