New Jersey Blood Services currently has a 4.2-day supply of blood, which is well below what is needed by area hospitals.
New Jersey’s healthcare system requires 1,500 donations each day to treat patients ranging from trauma victims to newborn babies and their mothers to cancer patients.
Donors with Type O and Type B blood are especially needed as New Jersey Blood Services currently has a 1-2 day supply of these blood types.
The Old Bridge Elks will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. March 30 at the lodge, 67 Old Amboy Road, Old Bridge.
Appointments are recommended. Walk-ins will be accommodated only if space allows.
For an appointment go to nybc.org/newjerseydrive using sponsor code 70786; or call 800-933-2566.