|Donors who donate whole blood or
platelets at Community Blood Services on the first four
Saturdays in August can get their cars washed for free.
will be washed from 9am to 1 pm at the blood center at
970 Linwood Avenue West on the following Saturdays: August
3, 10, 17 and 24.
summer blood collections at critical levels, what better
incentive is there than to come in and get your car washed
for free and at the same time help save lives,” said Susan
Mysliwiec, director of donor recruitment.
Community Blood Services has less than a one-day supply
of blood on hand for the 33 hospitals it services in northern
New Jersey and in parts of New York City and Rockland
and Orange counties in New York. Blood donations drop
during the summer months because many donors go on vacation,
making it difficult to maintain an adequate blood supply.
blood donors must be 18-75 years old (17 with parental
permission), and must weigh at least 110 pounds.
make an appointment to donate whole blood, please call
201-251-3703 in New Jersey or, in New York, (866) 228-1500.
Walk-ins are also welcome. To donate platelets, call 201-251-3733.
non-profit organization, Community Blood Services is not
affiliated with the American Red Cross. It is a member
of America’s Blood Centers (ABC), a network of non-profit
community blood centers located in 45 states that collects
about half of the U.S. blood supply.