SPRINGFIELD – The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club and New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) will host a blood drive at AAA’s Springfield office, located at 135 Route 22 East, on Friday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. AAA and NJBS are encouraging all eligible donors to give blood. All donors will receive a special gift.
According to NJBS, a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), blood supplies in area hospitals remain low, causing an urgent need in securing blood and platelet donations. New Jersey Blood Services supports 60 hospitals throughout New Jersey, providing them with much-needed blood products and services.
NJBS estimates that approximately 120,000 volunteers are needed annually to donate blood for the nearly four million patients who require life-saving blood and/or platelet transfusions each year. Approximately 39,000 units of blood are needed every day in the U.S., with someone needing blood every three seconds.
For directions to AAA Springfield, call (973) 467-2651.
For information regarding medical eligibility or to make an appointment, call (800) 933-2566 or log onto www.nybloodcenter.org.
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