NEWARK — On Saturday, March 31, the New Jersey Devils hockey team will team up with the American Red Cross to host the 5th Annual Devils Blood Drive from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Prudential Center.
All presenting blood donors will receive a special event vintage New Jersey Devils baseball cap and t-shirt. These items have been created only for those that donate blood during this life saving event. Randomly selected donors will also have the chance to win autographed merchandise including jerseys, sticks, pucks and much more. Devils alumni, the Devils Dancers and N.J. Devil will also be on hand to meet with fans who will be making donations.
A single unit of blood can help save up to three people. Each year, the Red Cross collects approximately 6.3 million units of blood from nearly 4 million volunteer blood donors. From these donations, the Red Cross distributes around 9.2 million blood products each year, including 6 million red cells to patients at approximately 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers.
Twenty-four hours a day, the Penn-Jersey Region supplies lifesaving blood and medical support to more than 100 area hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Individuals who are 17 years of age (or 16 with parental permission), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.
A limited number of appointments are available, so make yours today by visiting www.redcrossblood.org/devils or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
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