Officials Call for More Donations, More Workplace Blood Drives

MOUNT HOLLY – New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today joined New Jersey Hospital Association President and CEO Betsy Ryan and Virtua CEO Rich Miller at a blood drive at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly to encourage more people to donate blood and more employers to hold blood drives to ease the state’s chronic blood shortage.

Trinitas Baby Was First In Union County In 2012

ELIZABETH — Six pound, 13 ounce Angelie Rivera, daughter of Ana Rivera of Plainfield, won the distinction of being the first baby born in Union County in 2012 when she made her grand entrance at 3:54AM on New Years Day. The new arrival received a full layette basket donated by the Trinitas Maternity staff.


Dear EarthTalk: There are a number of companies out there now doing “energy audits” for the home, after which they try to sell you attic insulation and other products and services. Is this just a scam or would it be wise for me to look into this? — Bill Richards, New York, NY