Win Spring Basket at Community Blood Services
Donors who donate blood or platelets during the week of April 1-6 will be eligible to win a Celebration of Spring gift basket from Community Blood Services.
Included in the gift basket is a gift certificate for a dinner for two donated by Café Capri on Broadway in Hillsdale.
In order to meet the current needs of the hospitals it serves the blood center should have a minimum of a one-week supply of blood at all times but lately it's only had a one- to two-day supply. This event is designed to encourage donors to donate during a time when the need is increasing and scheduled donations are down.
Community Blood Services, located at 970 Linwood Avenue West, provides blood and blood products to 32 hospitals in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris and Passaic counties in New Jersey, as well as to hospitals in New York City and Orange and Rockland counties in New York.
The blood center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors also can donate at other convenient sites in Rutherford, Englewood, Wayne, Pompton Plains and New York.
Whole blood donors must be 18-75 years old (17 with parent's permission), and weigh at least 110 pounds.
A not-for-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 which collects about half of the U.S. blood supply.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate whole blood please call 201-251-3703. To donate platelets, call 201-251-3733.
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