Toms River Donor Center
There are a lot of ways to give back to the community that you call home. With three permanent blood donation locations throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties, Central Jersey Blood Center makes it easy to donate blood when it works best for you. We know that blood donors are dedicated and we hope to make donating even easier, thanks to our great staff at the Toms River Donor Center. Conveniently located at 1256 Indian Head Road & Route 9 South, we invite you to schedule an appointment at 732-349-3110. You may also view our Toms River location schedule to view dedicated whole blood, red cell only, platelets, and plasma donor days.
Check Out the Different Types of Blood Donation
At Central Jersey Blood Center, we have 50 years of experience serving our community. We can attribute this to our amazing supporters and donors. We are happy to welcome your blood donation, monetary donation, or donation of your time if you are interested in volunteering. When you choose to give blood, you may be thinking of whole blood donation, which is the most common way to give, but we also offer Platelet Donation, Red Blood Cell Donation, and Plasma Donation. Of course, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have and we have an informative Blood Donor FAQs page.
Toms River Donor Center
1256 Indian Head Road & Route 9 South
Indian Head Shopping Plaza (Next to Pathmark)
Monday 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Whole Blood Donation
Whole Blood Donation is the most common form of blood donation. This procedure collects the “whole blood” and can separate it into its transfusable components. While the usable volume of the blood components through whole blood donation is less than other methods of donating, whole blood donation generally takes the least amount of time and you’ll be eligible to donate every 56 days.
Platelets are a blood component that are particularly important for organ transplants and surgeries, as they help prevent blood loss. Generally, platelet donation occurs on an appointment basis and is required for specific purposes for specific patients. As a donor, your blood will go through apheresis, separation into its components, and the non-platelet components will be returned to you. Be sure to call ahead to learn about opportunities to donate platelets.
Red Blood Cell Donation
Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood components, which is why double red cell donation is a big help. With the help of an apheresis machine, the red cells are separated from platelets and plasma, which are returned to the donor. If you meet the higher hemoglobin and height/weight requirements, you can choose Double Red Blood Cell Donation and give twice the volume of red cells as whole blood donation allows. Double red blood cell donors are eligible to give every 112 days.
Plasma donation is important for the continued care of patients worldwide with chronic and often rare diseases that count on plasma proteins for treatment. If you’re a donor with Type AB blood, plasma donation may be the most beneficial way for you to give. While Type AB red cells can only be given to other Type AB recipients, Type AB is the universal plasma donor.