NJ BLOOD SERVICES
DECLARES FIRST BLOOD EMERGENCY OF 2023
At the beginning of March, NJBS declared the first blood emergency of 2023. Last month, NJBS and its divisions across the nation received 6,000 fewer blood donations than the year prior and blood donations are 12% below hospital and patient needs.
Blood donors must be age 17 (16 with written consent from a parent or guardian) to age 75* and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good health.
*People age 76 and older can donate if they meet all donor eligibility requirements and present a physician’s note once each year or are cleared by a NYBC medical doctor.
THE NEED IS CONSTANT, BUT THE SUPPLY IS NOT!