East Brunswick Rescue Squad & Knights of Columbus team up for “special” blood drive
The East Brunswick Rescue Squad and the St. Bartholomew’s Knights of Columbus are teaming up to run a "special" blood drive with NJ Blood Services on Sunday, August 29th from 7:30am to 1:30pm. The blood drive will be at the St. Bartholomew’s Church Parish Hall which is located at 470 Ryders Lane in East Brunswick. Both organizations typically run independent blood drives but because of the critical levels of our state’s blood supply, they have teamed up to have an even more successful drive. Donations are desperately needed right now as summer months make this situation even more dire. Because of this, we are focusing on donors who have type “O” blood (people with type O blood are extremely valuable as donors right now because type O blood is also compatible with types A, B, and AB). However, we need anyone who can give blood to come in and donate.
Every donor will be given a free tee shirt. So that we can better anticipate the resources needed for this drive, donors are asked to make a reservation if possible by either calling John at 732-387-8388 or going directly online to the NJ Blood Services web site that has been specifically set up for this drive. That site is located at:
About the East Brunswick Rescue Squad:
The East Brunswick Rescue Squad (EBRS) is incorporated as a non profit, volunteer run organization funded by charitable contributions. Its national and state certified EMTs provide pre hospital trauma and medical life support to East Brunswick residents free of charge. The squad’s 100 plus riding members contributed over 20,000 hours of volunteer time in 2009 and answered more than 2,000 rescue and first aid calls. The EBRS coverage area includes the township’s 23.5 square miles and the approximately 70 “lane miles” of the New Jersey Turnpike that run through town. If you care to make a donation, please send it to the East Brunswick Rescue Squad, 346 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Tax deductible donations can be made directly on the squad’s web site located at www.ebrs.org
Sentinel Article: http://ebs.gmnews.com/news/2010-08-26/Bulletin_Board/Donors_sought_for_Aug_29_blood_drive.html
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