TODAY: Blood Drive at MMCSC to help with critical blood shortage

In an effort to help with the critically low blood shortage, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus will host a Blood Drive today, March 5, from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, in the Schulman Conference Center.

A blood shortage has been plaguing the state for several weeks and having a negative impact on blood bank inventories. Winter weather and a prolonged flu season have made it extremely difficult for blood centers to collect enough blood to meet the increasing hospital demand but especially Type O blood and single donor platelets.

“This shortage has now reached a critical level,” said Sally Wells, Business Development, RWJUH Blood Services. “We are asking the community to help by donating blood and platelets on March 5th in Lakewood.” MMCSC is pleased to partner with The Lakewood Scoop and Bikur Cholim, to help make a difference in the local blood supply.

Pizza, snacks and drinks (Kosher under KCL supervision) will be provided, as well as raffles. Make an appointment at rwjuhdonorclub.org or call 732.235-8100, Ext. 221. Walk-ins are also welcome. Please bring a photo ID and be sure to eat and drink prior to donating. All blood types are needed.

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