CJBC Community Steps up to Help During Fourth of July Blood Shortage

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Summer is one of the best times of the year—the days are longer, schools are out, and the beach and pools are open. While people are outside enjoying the sunny weather and taking summertime vacations, the need for blood in our medical centers remains the same.

Accidents, surgeries and illnesses don’t take summer breaks and recovery time for area patients depend largely on the generosity of our community’s blood donors. The summer months present a challenge to patients and their recovery as the supply for all blood types falls critically low during this time.

The 4th of July ranks among the top three most critical shortages of the year. This Independence Day, CJBC asked the community to rally around its three locations and make an appointment to donate blood during the All American Blood Drive. With over 300 appointments made, the response from blood donors exceeded average appointment rates in years past and helped boost blood supply for surrounding medical facilities.

CJBC is grateful to all of the blood donors that showed their spirit of patriotism during this drive by giving the greatest gift of all—life.

How to Donate Blood

With schools out and summer in full swing, the Central Jersey Blood Center is relying on blood donors like you to help keep a healthy blood supply throughout July and August. All blood types are needed in order to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Read about eligibility requirements here and call 1-888-71-BLOOD or click here to schedule an appointment at one of our three donor centers online.

Your simple and free act of donating blood can make a big impact this summer as donations help ensure there is a blood supply available when it’s needed most. We hope to see you soon at one of our three locations!

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Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC) is a community-based, non-profit blood collection and distribution organization that has been serving NJ residents for almost 50 years. Our mission is to save lives by providing safe, high quality blood products and services to patients in need.

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