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Car Dealership Helps Increase Traffic to Blood Donor Center
Greenfield Dodge Employees Demonstrate a Week of Caring at Red Cross
 
Date: April 14, 2006
Contact: Diane Concannon, Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043
concannond@njredcross.org

PRINCETON, NJ – Adrienne Parker of the Red Cross (far right) tends to blood donor John McIntire (seated) as fellow Greenfield Dodge employees (pictured left to right) Lynne Vandegrift, Anthony Pizzuta, Alexis Collazo and Stacy Dougherty lend support on March 31st during Greenfield Dodge’s Week of Caring at the Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Princeton.

PRINCETON, NJ, April 14, 2006 – The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey Blood Donor Center celebrated its first Week of Caring from March 25th thru March 31st, when more than 20 employees and customers from Greenfield Dodge of Lawrenceville visited the Center to donate blood.

The Week of Caring program gives smaller local companies, those with less than 250 employees and those not meeting the necessary space requirements to hold their own onsite blood drives, the opportunity to do a blood drive by holding a Week of Caring at the Donor Center. Employees can be encouraged to take an hour to donate blood during office or lunch hours within the company’s designated week at the Donor Center. Community groups and organizations can take advantage of the program as well. A Week of Caring sets aside a full week for employees, management, clients and/or members to give blood at the Donor Center. Appointments can be easily made by the individual donor online or via a toll-free phone number.

Greenfield Dodge jumped at the chance to participate in the program, guiding their staff and customers to donate at the Red Cross Blood Donor Center on Alexander Road in Princeton. An added incentive included a free oil change for community members that donated blood. General Manager Jeffrey G. Reeb, who was himself a donor, expressed his pride in the dealership’s participation. “Greenfield Dodge’s Week of Caring was a great way for us to come together as a group to help,” said Jeffrey. “Blood donation is an effortless gift that can be so beneficial to the people who need it.” Jeffrey urged all community members to take time out and donate blood.

The need for blood is crucial. One blood donation can be separated into various components and can be used to save three lives. More than 125 hospitals in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania need over 2,000 blood products each day to help aid the victims of accidents, transplants and other surgeries.

Most healthy people who are at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more are eligible to donate every 56 days. To learn more about donating blood, visit www.GIVELIFE.org. For more information about the Red Cross Week of Caring program and how you can get your group or company involved, contact Renee Giliberti, blood services coordinator, at 609-951-2119 or email GilibertiR@njredcross.org.

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