Bloomfield to host community blood drive Monday, April 25

Bloomfield to host community blood drive Monday, April 25

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield has recently partnered with RWJBarnabas Health to host a blood drive for the community and municipal employees. The blood collected at this drive will be used exclusively at RWJBarnabas Healthcare hospitals with at least 50 percent of the products going to Clara Maass Medical Center. The blood drive […]

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services has announced a blood emergency due in large part to fears of the omicron variant and the holiday season. Currently, the region’s blood supply stands at a one- to two-day level, well below the ideal inventory of five to seven days. Blood centers across the country are and […]

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., […]

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