Give the Gift that Can Save Three Lives and
Feed a Family on Thanksgiving Day -- Donate Blood
November 15, 2006|
Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043|
PRINCETON, NJ, November 15, 2006 – There are many benefits to
donating blood – helping cancer patients, accident victims, and
premature infants to name a few. There’s also that good feeling you get
when you’re helping someone who may be in a life or death situation.
But here’s one more.
On November 18th, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the American Red Cross of
Central New Jersey’s Blood Donor Center will be holding a “Thanks for
Giving” blood drive. The “Thanks for Giving” event will match each blood
donation made during the drive with a turkey given in the blood donor’s
name to a local family in need (Note: Turkey recipients were
previously identified through the local Red Cross Chapter).
The Blood Donor Center, located at 707 Alexander Road in Princeton, is
one of the 13 collection sites participating in this American Red Cross
Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region event. (Complete list of participating
collection sites can be found at
The goal of the “Thanks for Giving” event is to collect enough units of
blood to build the blood supply for the long Thanksgiving holiday
weekend. To set up an appointment to donate blood or for more
information, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or (1-800-448-3543).
Twenty-four hours a day, the Penn-Jersey Region supplies lifesaving
blood and medical support to more than 100 hospitals in Pennsylvania and
Most healthy people who are at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds
or more are eligible to donate every 56 days. Donors can give blood at
any one of nearly 200 bloodmobiles sponsored by business and community
groups in New Jersey and in southeastern Pennsylvania weekly, or at one
of nine community donor centers. To make an immediate appointment for an
American Red Cross blood drive this week, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE
(1-800-448-3543), or visit
www.pleasegiveblood.org to find a listing of community blood drives.
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