5.30.2017

Old Bridge, NJ – May 30, 2017 – The Old Bridge Public Library is hosting a Community Blood Drive sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services at the Library’s main branch on June 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m

Donors can simply walk-in or can make an appointment by calling 800-933-2566 or logging onto http://tinyurl.com/oblibrarydrive. To donate, people must be between 17 and 76 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds; 16-year-olds can donate with a parental consent form and those over 76 can donate with a doctor’s note. People with diabetes and blood pressure controlled by medication can donate.  Most medications will not disqualify people from being eligible donors; potential donors can call 1-800-688-0900 for more information about eligibility requirements. Donors are encouraged to eat before coming, and to bring I.D. and proof of age.

“It is important for the public to realize that there is always a need for blood and donating now will help to prevent a summer blood shortage,” noted Library Director Nancy Cohen. “We hope we can expect the same high levels of participation that we have in our past blood drives.”

The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted one of the Best Three Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.

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