Alyssa Drown

Blood Shortage Nears Crisis Level – Please Give Now

Most people enjoy many summer activities, but summer is also a time of increased accidents, trauma incidents, and other mishaps that result in a desperate need for blood. Alyssa Drown, the marketing manager of Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC), said, “Right now we are facing a frightening shortage of something that only people can supply […]

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Celebrating World Blood Donor Day

WASHINGTON, DC—This week, the world celebrated individuals who donate blood and thus save the lives of thousands every year. Along with the celebration comes the reminder that, as summer nears, blood donations often take a tumble with vacations and other summer activities overtaking the nation’s attention. “One pint of blood can save up to three […]

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Vote For First Responders With Your Blood Donation

Boots vs. Badges vs. Bandages  It’s summer and that means blood donations are in short supply while the demand for blood is skyrocketing! As an incentive, Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC), 494 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, N.J., is sponsoring a “Boots vs. Badges vs. Bandages” blood drive, its first annual First Responders program, from Saturday, August […]

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Urgent Need For Blood Donation

We are experiencing critically low levels of ALL blood types after the holiday. Our role is to collect the necessary units to provide local hospitals with the lifesaving resources they require to treat patients in need. If you haven’t done so already, please make saving a life your New Year’s resolution. If you are able, please schedule your appointment at an upcoming mobile drive in […]

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ZIKA UPDATE

As a safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new guidance recommending the deferral of individuals from donating blood if they have been to areas with active Zika virus trans-mission, potentially have been exposed to the virus, or have had a confirmed Zika virus infection. Foe […]

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