First Responders: Real NJ Heroes
First Responders: NJ Blood Donors
The First Responders ® are our donors who make themselves available in a moment’s notice in response to an urgent critical need. These are donors who actively respond in a crisis or disaster-type situation. They pride themselves on being available right when they’re needed most and is open to all blood types / products.
Membership requirements: In order to qualify as First Responder, a donor must respond at least four (4) times in a year period to an urgent blood need request by donating within one (1) day of the initial request.
Eligibility criteria: All first responders must be at least 17 years of age (minimum of 16 years old with parental consent), pass the physical screening and health history questionnaire, and weight least 120 pounds.
Time commitment: Approximately 1hr from registration to refreshments