SCOTCH PLAINS—NJ Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, will be hosting coffee and conversation with Scotch Plains Mayor Nancy Malool at the new Scotch Plains Donor Center on Saturday, Nov. 14. All Scotch Plains residents who would like a casual meeting with Malool are invited at 9 a.m. for a continental breakfast and conversation.
Aside from being a community blood donor center which recently celebrated its grand opening, the facility has been designated as a “go to” destination in the hub of Union County, which boasts the highest concentration of platelet donors in New Jersey.
The state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located at 2279 South Avenue in Scotch Plains where donors can give whole blood, platelets, double red blood cells and plasma. The center also features the Gallery at South Avenue showing the works of local artists. Presently, the Contemporary Art Group of Westfield is exhibiting until the end of November.
NJBS also has a book club that will be meeting at the site. The first book selected was “Say You’re One of Them” by Uwem Akpan, which is also Oprah’s first pick of the season.
“The New Jersey Blood Services donor center will be a great asset to Scotch Plains and the surrounding area,” said Malool. “The residents of Scotch Plains have always been very giving people. By having a convenient location to donate blood, I’m sure they will be very generous helping NJBS in their mission to save lives.”
Malool encourages local residents who have something to say, to meet with her on Nov. 14, enjoy conversation with their neighbors, tour the new state-of-the-art facility, and to take time while there to donate blood.
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