First Presbyterian Church Hosting Blood Drive, 3pm to 8pm, Tuesday, Oct. 21; 326 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell will be hosting a Blood Drive Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 3pm to 8pm. Baked goods, snacks and beverages will be provided to all those who donate. The drive will be held in the gymnasium of the church education building which is located at 326 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell.
The blood drive will be administered by The Blood Center of New Jersey and donors will need to supply their social security number on their initial visit or their blood donor ID number. Donors who provide their email address will receive an email in a few days which lists their blood type and cholesterol result.
"Very little changes after giving blood," a Blood Center spokesperson commented.
New Jersey Requirements to Donate Blood
In general, eligible donors must be in good health. There are no upper age limits provided all health requirements are met:
Donors will be deferred from giving blood if:
"There is NO risk of contracting any disease
Persons are not permitted to donate blood in New Jersey if they meet any of the following:
Guidelines Before Donating Blood
At the Blood Center, blood samples, drawn in separate tubes at the time of donation, undergo a visual screening for clotting or other abnormalities. In addition, each blood donation is subjected to the following tests:
First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell
Senior Pastor: Dr. Richard N. Sommers
326 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006