Give Blood at Community Blood Services
in Honor of World Blood Donor Day
Call to Action Encourages Blood Donations This Summer
June 8-14, 2015
Community Blood Services is encouraging all eligible donors to donate blood to help save lives in their community in recognition of World Blood Donor Day, which will be celebrated this year by countries around the world on Sunday, June 14.
“Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, yet a very small percentage of those who are eligible to give actually donate on an annual basis,” said Karen Ferriday, community affairs director at Community Blood Services. She said Community Blood Services hopes to raise awareness about the need to donate during the upcoming summer months and to thank its volunteer donors for their life-giving donations.
World Blood Donor Day comes at an important time each year. During the summer months, the nation’s blood supply is strained due to fewer donations because of increased vacation schedules and other seasonal distractions. World Blood Donor Day reminds people around the world to donate and enables them to help make an impact in ensuring an adequate blood supply during this time of year.
Donors who help the blood center celebrate by giving the gift of life during the week of June 8 through June 14 will be able to wear a colorful limited-edition Nexcare bandage as their badge of honor for making a difference to patients in their community. Ferriday is asking that donors consider making an automated blood donation during which they can donate multiple products and help save even more patients in one sitting.
Call 201-251-3703 or click here to learn more about the “Divide and Multiply” automated donation program. Call or click here for hours/locations. You can also call or click here to schedule your next donation appointment.
Community Blood Services has been serving the community for more than 60 years. Our not-for-profit organization provides blood and blood products for patients in 20-plus hospitals in New Jersey and New York, including HackensackUMC, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson/Wayne, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, the Atlantic Health System hospitals and Orange Regional Medical Center.