Summer is the one most difficult times for blood donations. Students are away from school and families are on vacation. No one is thinking of blood drives when they are having fun but every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood, no matter the season. It could be a friend, a family member or maybe even you. Please sign up and donate blood! Also, please post and distribute the attached flyer.
The Bernards Township Health Department in conjunction with Community Blood Services is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, August 24th from 4 pm to 7 pm. The Blood Drive will be held at the Bernards Township Community Center located at 289 S. Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Residents can register at https://donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/45003, choose “Zip Code Search”, enter “07920”, and check “Include Mobile Drives”. Make yourself an account if you are new to donating. Choose the Blood Drive at Bernards Township Community Center and “Schedule” an appointment. Also, see the attached flyer for details. By setting up an account, you can access your blood type results after the drive and your donation history.
In order to donate blood, participants must weigh 110 pounds or more and provide identification. Participants should eat a meal and drink plenty of water prior to their donation. Donors over age 75 years must bring a doctor’s note stating they may give blood.
Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Benardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.