Blood Services provides blood and blood products to
32 hospitals and medical centers in Bergen, Passaic,
Morris, Essex and Hudson counties in New Jersey, as
well as in New York City and Rockland and Orange counties
in New York.
than one million units of blood have been collected
by CBS from volunteer donors and tested, processed
and distributed to area hospitals to be used in vital
Blood Services is issuing an urgent appeal to area
residents to make a volunteer donation in the wake
of an emergency shortage thatís affecting the entire
New York metropolitan area.
individuals are asked to donate now at the blood center
to ensure adequate blood for patients in the region.
Jersey and the New York metropolitan area are experiencing
one of the worst blood shortages in history. Low donor
turnout and stringent new FDA regulations have severely
curtailed the amount of blood available. "We need
people to come out and donate so our hospitals can
have the needed blood for surgeries and other critical
medical treatments," Dennis Todd, president and CEO
of Community Blood Services.