Clifton Health Dept. & PBA #36 Seek Blood Donors
CLIFTON, NJ – February is American Heart Month – and nothing says “love” like a gift from the heart. PBA #36 joins the Clifton Health Department in asking: “Can you find it in YOUR heart to help celebrate by donating blood at Clifton’s community blood drive on Thursday, February 19th?”
People in general good health and weighing over 110 pounds are encouraged to donate blood at the Bloodmobile parked in front of Clifton City Hall (900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton). Whole blood donations will be accepted from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, rain, snow, or shine. Participants are asked to bring photo ID with signature, and it must be 56 days since their last donation. In the initial screening process all participants will find out their hemoglobin and blood pressure. For those who successfully donate, complimentary non-fasting cholesterol and glucose tests will be done. Donors will also find out their blood type. In addition, PBA #36 is providing a thank-you gift card for donors.
To schedule an appointment, please call Community Blood Services at 201-251-3703. Visit www.communitybloodservices.org to learn more.
According to Community Blood Services:
• Every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood – a friend, a family member – or maybe even you!
• Less than 5% of the population donates blood, yet 80% of the population needs blood.
• Nearly 4 million Americans would die each year without life-saving blood transfusions.
Even if you’ve never donated blood in the past, please consider becoming a blood donor or asking someone to donate on your behalf. It’s a gift of love and a gift of life.
The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.