NORTH BRUNSWICK — Donate blood, save lives and feed a vampire or two at a NJ Blood Services Twilight blood drive at the Regal Commerce Center Stadium 18 Theatre, 2399 Rt. 1 South, North Brunswick, on Tuesday, June 29, from 3 to 10 p.m.
Twilight Saga fans are asked to donate blood and afterwards enjoy a fun filled night that will include a Twilight contests, trivia games, prizes, and an invitation to a 7 p.m. launch party prior to the midnight showing of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”
The blood drive and Twilight event will also be covered by WPST 94.5 radio. In addition, the first 100 presenting blood donors will receive a T-shirt and one movie ticket to a future showing at the Regal Theatre.
New Jersey Blood Services, which is a division of the New York Blood Center, encourages all eligible persons to give blood and help save lives during a time when supplies are dangerously low in area hospitals.
Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be 17 years of age or older or 16 years of age with parental consent and present signed or photo ID. A parental consent form can be obtained prior to donating at the drive. Blood donors must eat a substantial meal and drink plenty of liquid prior to donating.
NJBS is asking donors with O-negative blood in particular to donate, since that is the universal blood type which can be transfused into anyone. Type O-negative blood is found in just 6 percent of the population, but is used more often by patients with other blood types, especially in emergency rooms and trauma situations. It is also used in exchange transfusions for newborn babies and pregnant women, and for premature babies in intensive care units.
Persons with questions of donor eligibility should call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566) or log onto www.nybloodcenter.org
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