New Jersey Blood Services makes urgent call for donors on Aug. 6

PHOTO COURTESY OF NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is issuing an urgent call for healthy blood donors to donate blood from 1:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Hightstown American Legion, 895 Route 130 north, East Windsor.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be taken if social distancing can be maintained. Visit donate.nybc.org or call/text 800-933-BLOOD.

The need for blood has rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, but maintaining the blood supply is particularly challenging as the pandemic continues. In order to maintain a safe blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually replenished. Right now, reserves are far below that minimum, according to information provided by NJBS.


Donors can schedule appointments by calling 1-800-933-2566 or visiting www.nybc.org.