Bloodlinks Rare Donor Program

Melanie August, a Catholic University College student from North Bergen, NJ is a Bloodlinks rare donor. Melanie makes a difference every time she makes a special, lifesaving donation!

Patients with blood disorders who require continual blood transfusions often develop antibodies to certain proteins found in blood products and need special, uniquely matched units for transfusion. Community Blood Services’ Immunohematology and Platelet Reference laboratories are staffed with highly trained and knowledgeable laboratory scientists and technical experts who assist hospital transfusion specialists in finding individuals who match the special needs of these patients.

Our BloodLinks rare donor program maintains a vast inventory of specially and extensively typed blood from diverse donors in our community which it provides to help seriously ill patients requiring transfusions in our community hospitals.

If you have been identified as a rare blood donor, you can call 201-251-3703 or 866-228-1500 to schedule your donation appointment.
Please email us if you have questions about the BloodLinks program.