Blood Donors Will Receive Movie Tickets
on Two July Weekends at New Jersey Donor Centers
July 16 and 17
Anyone who successfully donates blood, platelets or plasma on the weekends of July 16th and July 30th at Community Blood Services’ New Jersey donor centers will receive a complimentary movie ticket.
Those who donate platelets, plasma, or who make an automated double red cell donation, will receive two movie tickets.
Donors can donate Saturday, July 16th or Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paramus donor center, 970 Linwood Avenue West or at the Lincoln Park donor center, 63 Beaverbrook Road, Suite 304, or on Sunday the 17th or 31st from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paramus donor center.
To make an appointment, click here or call 201-51-3703. Walk-ins are also welcome but an appointment is needed to donate platelets.
“Your donation can help save a life and earn you a movie ticket to see your favorite summer blockbuster,” said Karen Ferriday, director of community affairs at Community Blood Services. “Bring a friend or family member to double the number of lives that can be saved and enjoy a movie together.”
Ferriday said all blood types are needed but there is an urgent, ongoing need for Type O negative blood donors and AB male plasma donors. Type O blood is the universal blood type and Type AB blood donors are universal plasma donors. Both can be transfused to any patient in need.
Platelet donations are also needed to treat cancer patients and other critically ill patients, especially on Sundays so needs of hospitals early in the week can be met, Ferriday added.
Blood donors must be in good health, 17-75 years old (16 years old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors also receive non-fasting cholesterol and glucose health screenings when they donate.
Community Blood Services, a not-for-profit organization, provides blood and blood products for use by patients in 25 hospitals in New Jersey and New York.