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Temple B’nai Or’s Social Action Committee
Holding Blood & Platelet Drive
with Community Blood Services


January 31, 2016

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood – it could be a friend, a family member, or maybe even you!

Donors who participate in the blood and platelet drive being sponsored by Temple B’nai Or’s Social Action Committee in partnership with Community Blood Services will help to ensure that the transfusion needs of area patients are met.

The drive, which is open to the public, will be held Sunday, January 31 at Temple B’nai Or, 60 Overlook Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Blood Services is hoping to rebuild its blood and platelet supply as a result of canceled blood drives and low turnout by donors at the donor centers during last weekend’s snowstorm.

Especially needed are Type O negative blood and platelet donors. Type O negative blood is in most demand by hospitals because it can be used by any patient in need regardless of their blood type. Platelets are also urgently needed to help cancer patients and other patients with blood disorders.

Call 201-251-3703 for an appointment or click here to schedule online. You must be healthy, age 16 through 75 (16 and 17 year olds need parental permission), and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate.

The Social Action Committee of Temple B’nai Or is holding the blood drive in furtherance of the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam which means to repair the world. The committee creates opportunities for temple members and our neighboring community to engage in the needs of the community and to act locally, as well as globally, to make the world a better place.

By organizing a blood drive and encouraging synagogue members and the community to donate blood and help replenish the blood supply, the Social Action Committee is supporting the needs of our community, making the community a better place, and helping to save lives. At last year’s drive 25 individuals donated and the committee is hoping to exceed that number at this year’s drive.

Community Blood Services supplies blood products to more than 20 hospitals in New Jersey and New York, including Atlantic Health System hospitals.


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