County of Monmouth
For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2017
Give Blood; Give Life
Receive a $10 gasoline or Amazon card
July 26 blood drive pairs Monmouth County
with Central Jersey Blood Center

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host its annual summer Blood Drive at the County Agricultural Building from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 to help reduce the mid-summer blood shortage.

“Summer is an unusually slow time for blood donations,” said Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley, liaison to the Monmouth County Health Department. “The County is proud to partner with the Central Jersey Blood Center help keep blood supplies at a safe level. I encourage anyone who can give blood to consider doing so as part of our July 26 blood drive.”

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. Call 732-842-5750, ext. 243 and ask for Karen McGowan, if you would like to make an appointment.

The Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC) is offering $10 gasoline cards or Amazon gift cards to every person who donates blood during the July 26 blood drive.

The CJBC reminds donors that they must eat before donating. Donors must also be healthy, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 120 pounds. All equipment is sterile and disposable, and donors can give every eight weeks, if they wish.

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