Newark Bears & Community Blood Services
Hold Super Community Blood Drive
Step up to the plate and donate blood! Community Blood Services is partnering with the Newark Bears to host a Super Community Blood Drive on Sunday, August 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in downtown Newark.
The blood drive will be held in the Bears’ Blue Room in the stadium at 450 Broad Street. Donors can enter through the main entrance separate from the gates. The Bears take on the Laredo Lemurs that day at 6 p.m.
All participating blood donors will receive one free ticket to any Newark Bears game and will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII!
To schedule an appointment, please call Community Blood Services at (201) 251-3703, or click here to schedule online.
The need for blood is especially critical during the summer months when patients at local hospitals count on volunteer community blood donors to offset summer blood shortages.
“Come out and make a lifesaving blood donation, cheer on the Newark Bears, and enjoy minor league baseball’s best fireworks show,” said Grace Gehrke, senior recruitment manager at Community Blood Services.
Community Blood Services, as part of the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition, is partnering with the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee for the Super Community Blood Drive campaign which runs through January 17, 2014.
“You can join the “World’s Biggest Huddle” by organizing your own Super Community Blood Drive at your workplace, community center or place of worship. Every donor receives a wristband and is entered into a raffle for a chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII, “said Gehrke. For more information call (201) 389-0409 or email [email protected]
All blood types, especially Types 0- and 0+, are needed during the summer months when donors are away on vacation and there are fewer blood drives. Automated red cell donations also are encouraged to help build up the supply. Twice as many red cells can be collected using automated technology.
Any healthy individual ages 16 through 75 who weighs at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing signature. All donors receive complimentary non-fasting cholesterol and glucose screenings with every blood donation.