EXPANDS ITS NEW YORK OUTREACH
Community Blood Services, an independent, not-for-profit blood center in Bergen County, New Jersey, has expanded its outreach in New York State in an effort to meet the increasing need for blood by Orange and Rockland county hospitals.
are experiencing a critical blood shortage," said Dr. Dennis Todd,
president and CEO of the Bergen Community Regional Blood Center in
Paramus, N.J. "By expanding our collection efforts in New York
State we will be able to better meet the needs of the people in this
Blood Services has been the major supplier of blood products and
services to the hospitals of Orange and Rockland counties for many
years. Starting this month the blood center will begin collecting from
the many volunteer blood donors in these areas.
collected in these communities stays in the communities. We do not
'export' community blood to far away places," added Dr. Todd, who
lives in Orange County.
center provides a growing number of red blood cells, platelets and
plasma to Orange and Rockland county hospitals, which are now
undertaking more sophisticated medical procedures and therapies in the
areas of trauma care, oncology, surgery and dialysis.
hospitals in the region have long appreciated Community Blood Services
for quality blood products, excellent customer service, fast response to
hospitals' needs and for helping to hold the reigns on spiraling health
care costs," said Chris Staub, the centerís director of hospital
services and a Rockland County resident.
want the thousands of healthy individuals - the prospective blood donors
from Orange and Rockland counties- to know that our bloodmobiles are
going to make it more convenient for them to give blood," Staub
successful blood drive was recently held at Pearson Education in West
Nyack, and another drive will be held there in September. Staub said
future drives are scheduled at:
Orange and Rockland county blood donors will receive a small gift. All
donors receive a free cholesterol test.
more information on giving blood or organizing a corporate or community
blood drive please call the center at (201) 251-3703.†
Information about the center can also be obtained by contacting
the centerís website at www.communitybloodservices.com.