West Essex First Aid Squad Blood Drive; Wednesday, July 29; 3pm to 8pm; 642 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex First Aid Squad will be hosting a Blood Drive Wednesday, July 29, from 3pm to 8pm, at the squad house. The blood drive will be administered by Community Blood Services 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, glucose and cholesterol results.
The squad house is located at 642 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell.
"Very little changes after giving blood," a spokesperson commented.
New Jersey Requirements to Donate Blood
In general, eligible donors must be in good health. Donors also must:
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
Post-Donation Blood Screening Tests
During the Blood Drive, blood samples, drawn in separate tubes at the time of donation, will undergo a visual screening for clotting or other abnormalities. In addition, each blood donation is subjected to the following tests:
"Our current blood supply is critically low
West Essex First Aid Squad
President: George Carnrick, Jr
Captain: David Black
642 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006