EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE – PLEASE DONATE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012 AT GROVER CLEVELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL FROM 3pm – 8pm
The Blood Center of New Jersey (BCNJ) is in an Emergency Blood Shortage situation and need all those who are eligible to please donate.
Since the onset of the superstorm, BCNJ has reported a loss of over 1,950 donations of blood. The 60 drives BCNJ have had to be cancelled due to the devastation of the storm. These cancellations are a direct result of building damage, no power and water damage at the drive sites. Additional blood drive cancellations are predicted.
The standard daily orders, of blood and blood products to our New Jersey hospitals, has been reduced to less than one quarter…..and BCNJ predicts this situation will get worse in the coming days.
Please donate for the patients in our New Jersey hospitals we require life saving transfusions.
If you are ineligible to donate blood but would still like to donate to the relief effort, donations of food will also be collected for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
We are seeking donations of:
- Meals in a can
- Canned tuna
- Peanut butter
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Soup
- Shelf-stable Milk
- Baby Food – No Glass Jars
These donations will be delivered to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and from there will help the relief efforts of the American Red Cross, FEMA, and the Salvation Army. Through the Community Food Bank, 100,000 lbs of food are distributed each day to families in need of recovery assistance from the Storm. They also produce over 50,000 meals each week for delivery to those victims. Every donation to this organization will directly help victims of the superstorm that has devastated New Jersey.
Please do your part to help New Jersey recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy with donations of blood and goods at our drive on November 27.