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Spotswood VFW to hold blood drive on April 6, 20

More than 40 blood donors supported the Old Bridge Elks blood drive on Sept. 29 with their lifesaving blood. One unit of blood can help up to three different patients, so 162 lives will be impacted from this blood drive. The blood supply is at a dangerously low level due to COVID-19, so New Jersey Blood Services is desperately seeking large venues where blood drives can be held while maintaining social distancing.  For more information on hosting a blood drive, email SLynch@nybc.org. To donate blood, sign up at http://tinyurl.com/donatebloodnj Information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available at http://nybc.org/coronavirus

The mission of New Jersey Blood Services is to provide an adequate blood supply to hospitals and their patients. They require 1,500 donations each day to treat patients ranging from trauma victims to newborn babies and their mothers to cancer patients.

All type of donors are needed.

Spotswood VFW 4589 will hold blood drives from 12:30-6:30 p.m. April 6 and 20 at the VFW post, 33 Daniel Road, Spotswood.

Appointments suggested. Walk-ins accepted if space allows.

For an appointment, visit nybc.org/newjerseydrive using sponsor code 13807; or call 800-933-2566.

Eat, drink and bring a donor ID card or ID with name and photo.

Donors 76 and over need a doctor’s note unless one is already on file.

If you  have received the COVID vaccine there is no waiting period before donating as long as you are feeling well.

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