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Red Cross Calls for Blood, Platelet Donors After Severe Weather Impacts Collections

 

By Press Release

PHILADELPHIA — The American Red Cross is calling for all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to give to help offset the weather-related shortfall in donations.
More than 100 Red Cross blood drives across the eastern United States were canceled due to extreme winter conditions. These cancellations resulted in a shortfall of nearly 4,500 blood and platelet donations on March 14 alone.
“The need for blood does not get a snow day,” said Alana Mauger, communications manager for the Penn Jersey Blood Services Region “For those in storm affected areas, please come out to donate when travel is safe. For those in unaffected areas, please help restock the blood shelves for patients now.”
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
American Red Cross Blood Donation Centers:
Camden County Donor Center:
5425 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken
Mon. – Wed.: 11:45 a.m. – 7 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)
Thurs. – Sun.: 7:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. (platelet pheresis)
Pleasantville Blood Donation Center:
850 N. Franklin Ave., Pleasantville
Tues.: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thurs.: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat.: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Atlantic:
Brigantine:
3/18/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Thomas the Apostle Church, 331 8th St. S.
Egg Harbor Township:
3/17/2017: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wawa Pleasantville Training Center, 6801 Fire Road
3/23/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Atlantic City & County Board of Realtors, 6429 Black Horse Pike
3/26/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Atlanticare Life Center, 2500 English Creek Ave.
Hammonton:
3/27/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, 43 White Horse Pike
Mays Landing:
3/22/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Atlantic City Electric, 5100 Harding Highway
Somers Point:
3/16/2017: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Shore Medical Center, 1 E. New York Ave.
Burlington:
Burlington:
3/17/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Burlington Center Mall, 2501 Burlington Mount Holly Road
3/18/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., T. Kosciuszko Club, Route 130 and York Street
3/20/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Florence Township High School, 1050 Cedar Lane
3/21/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Doane Academy, 350 W. Riverbank Drive
Delran:
3/25/2017: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Chick-Fil-A, 1301 Fairview Blvd.
Hainesport:
3/25/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace, 1603 Marne Highway
Lumberton:
3/19/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 1621 Route 38
Maple Shade:
3/27/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Little Sport, 120 E. Kings Highway
Marlton:
3/30/2017: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Virtua Marlton, 90 Brick Road
Medford:
3/17/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1 Hartford Road
Mount Holly:
3/28/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Burlington County Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Road
Mount Laurel:
3/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Mount Laurel Fire Headquarters, 69 Elbo Lane
3/18/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chick-Fil-A, 58 Centerton Road
Palmyra:
3/31/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Palmyra Emergency Squad, 125 West Broad St.
Riverton:
3/27/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 103 4th St.
Shamong:
3/28/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Shawnee Baptist Church, 303 Oakshade Road
Southampton:
3/24/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Leisuretowne Adult Community, 104 S. Plymouth Court
Tabernacle:
3/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tabernacle Church of Christ, 160 Carranza Road
Westampton:
3/28/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hampton Inn, 2024 Route 541
Willingboro:
3/28/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 216 Sunset Road
Camden:
Atco:
3/21/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Fountains at Cedar Parke, 114 Hayes Mills Road
3/30/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Camden County Regional Library, 35 Cooper Folly Road
Berlin:
3/21/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Virtua Berlin, 100 Townsend Ave.
Cherry Hill:
3/22/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Devry University, 921 Haddonfield Road, Suite D
3/27/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Highway
3/30/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 2001 Springdale Road
3/31/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lourdes Care, 1 Brace Road
Stratford:
3/31/2017: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Kennedy Health, 18 E. Laurel Road
Voorhees:
3/29/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Virtua-Tatem Brown Family Practice, 2225 E. Evesham Road
Cape May:
Cape May:
3/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette St.
3/24/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 520 Lafayette St.
Cape May Court House:
3/21/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., The Lighthouse Church of Christian Missionary Alliance, 1248 Route 9 South
3/21/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Cape May, 101 S. Main St.
North Wildwood:
3/22/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wildwood Catholic High School, 1500 Central Ave.
Tuckahoe:
3/30/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50
Cumberland:
Bridgeton:
3/18/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Maxx Fit Health Center, 110 Cornwell Drive
Millville:
3/17/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Cumberland County Community Church, 1800 E. Broad St.
3/27/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Millville Elks Lodge 580, 1815 E. Broad St.
Vineland:
3/31/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Vineland City Hall Council Chambers, 640 E. Wood St.
Gloucester:
Clarksboro:
3/17/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Evangelical United Methodist Church, 14 W. Cohawkin Road
Mullica Hill:
3/20/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 284 Cedar Road
Sewell:
3/16/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Road
3/27/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel, 115 E. Holly Ave.
3/30/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fellowship Bible Church, 590 Jackson Road
Westville:
3/23/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., VFW Post 2174, 640 Tacoma Blvd.
Williamstown:
3/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Free Public Library of Monroe Township, 713 Marsha Ave.
Woodbury:
3/29/2017: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Inspira Medical Center, 509 N. Broad St.
How to donate blood:
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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