Bank Sponsors Blood Donations

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SCOTCH PLAINS — Recently, Two River Community Bank became a community sponsor at NJ Blood Services (NJBS) Scotch Plains donor center on South Avenue, pledging their employees, customers and friends to give 25 whole blood and platelet donations annually.

Two River Community Bank joins other community sponsors of the Scotch Plains donor room, including Charlie Brown’s restaurant, Coldwell Banker real estate, and Tom The Greengrocer.

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NJBS Manager of Community Relations, Jan Zepka urges area businesses to serve their communities by making a difference and helping to save lives.

“Traditionally before the holidays the blood supply becomes critically depleted,” she noted. “Regular donors are too busy to take the time to donate and the blood supply is effected. Presently we are in need of  B negative blood, and O negative which is universal and can be transfused into any blood type.”

She is asking area businesses to help increase the blood supply before the holidays and winter months arrive and there is an acute shortage.

“Becoming a donor room sponsor and committing to 25 donations within a year is easy,” Zepka added. “Have 25 people give one time, or 5 people give 5 times, or create any other combination of donating. We are not asking for money—just a 25 blood donation commitment.”

As a pledged sponsor, a group will receive their name on a plaque displayed in the Scotch Plains donor room; a group number for easy tracking; invitations to donor center networking events; and the satisfaction of securing an adequate blood supply to meet the transfusion needs of seriously ill children and adults.

To pledge a business, or for additional information contact NJBS Manager of Community Relations, Jan Zepka at 1-732-616-8741.


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