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Hunterdon Medical Center Blood Bank in critical need of O positive and O negative blood donors

Hunterdon Medical Center Blood Bank in critical need of O positive and O negative blood donors

There is a national shortage of blood and the Blood Bank at Hunterdon Medical Center is in urgent need of O positive and O negative blood.

Giving blood is the most generous act of kindness that one human being can do for another. When you give blood, you save lives. Blood is used for accident victims, newborn babies and their mothers who need a transfusion, people undergoing surgery, and cancer and other illnesses, said Cathy Conroy, blood donor recruiter at Hunterdon Medical Center.

She continued, "The blood donated at Hunterdon Medical Center is stored here and is used on our patients. So, no matter what your method, you will be helping your friends and neighbors by giving, he added.

To be eligible to donate blood, a person must be at least 17 years old, be in good health, and weigh at minimum 110 pounds (130 pounds for 17 year olds). In addition, individuals who have had the COVID-19 vaccination are eligible to donate. The Blood Bank will perform a screening for COVID-19 antibodies and cholesterol.

For more information or to set up an appointment to donate blood, please contact Conroy at 908-7886405 or email him at cconroy@hhsnj.org. For more information on donating blood, go to https://www.hunterdonhealthcare.org/service/lab-imaging/blood-donation/.

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