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Receive $20 Dip Certificate to Melting Pot Restaurant


March 14 & 15, 2011

 

In an effort to help rebuild the blood supply for patients in area hospitals, The Melting Pot fondue restaurant is again partnering with Community Blood Services to offer a $20 gift certificate to anyone who donates blood or platelets on March 14th or 15th at Community Blood Services’ New Jersey donor centers.

"What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring then by making your next lifesaving blood donation, or by becoming a first-time donor,” said Will Layfield, owner of The Melting Pot in Westwood. “Offering a gift certificate is a great way for us to give back to the communities we serve. Give blood, get chocolate seems like a fair trade, too!"

The gift certificate, which is good for $20 off per couple, is valid at the Westwood location, 250 Center Avenue, and also at Melting Pot restaurants in Darien, Connecticut and White Plains, New York. For more information on the Melting Pot, click here.

“We are excited to offer this generous donation from The Melting Pot to our donors as our thank you for taking time out of their busy summer schedules to help save lives,” added Garrett Allen, call center manager at Community Blood Services.

Donors can donate at the Paramus center, 970 Linwood Avenue on Monday, March 14th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Tuesday, March 15th from noon to 7:30 p.m. Or they can donate on Tuesday, March 15th from 1 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Park donor center, 63 Beaverbrook Road, Suite 304.

Click here or call 201-251-3703 to schedule an appointment to donate. Walk-ins are also welcome but an appointment is needed to donate platelets.

Currently, there is less than a two-day supply of blood on the shelves, and all blood types are needed, Allen said, particularly Type O, the only blood type that can be transfused to patients with other blood types. Community Blood Services supplies blood to treat patients in more than 30 hospitals in New Jersey and New York.

Donors must be in good health, 17-75 years old (16 years old with parental permission) and weigh at least 110 pounds. All donors receive complimentary health screenings, including non-fasting cholesterol and glucose screenings, at the time of their donations.


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