Critical January Blood Shortage Spearheads Wayne Interfaith Blood Drives . 1/20 & 2/3

Blood Donations Needed!

Due to a severe. chronic bi-annual blood shortage, the Wayne Interfaith Blood Drive asks each of you to open your heart, roll up your sleeve and donate blood this January or February.

Did you know New Jersey has the astounding distinction of having the lowest percentage of blood donors nationwide? The national state donor average is 5.8%, yet New Jersey at 3.6% and drops to 3.2% in August and January each year. Imagine you or a loved one needing a blood transfusion, and hearing supplies were short with only a few pints in reserve.

August 2012 the Wayne Interfaith Blood Drive was a  huge success - resulting in 105 registrants and 85 screened donors. We did together what could not be done alone!  Please join us and say 'yes' to making a blood donation during this next critical time of need.

The next blood drives will be hosted at the following WAYNE locations:

January 20, 2013:  

Packanack Community Church

120 Lake Drive East

Hours: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

580 Ratzer Road

Hours: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

February 3, 2013

Seventh Day Adventist Church

218 Ratzer Road

Hours: 10:30AM – 2:30PM

Inside Registration with a brief, confidential health interview will be conducted byCommunity Blood Services - with checks of temperature, blood pressure, iron and pulse.

Bloodmobile in parking lot: donations will be drawn by CBS in bloodmobile which takes about 10 minutes. Refreshments follow.

Note:  If a recent donor you must wait 60 days before donating blood again.  Donors must be in good health and weigh over 110 lbs.  Those 16 yrs. old must bring a parental permission note; 75+ yrs. of age need their doctor’s written permission.  All are simply welcome to join us.

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