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Saint Clare’s Health System to Host Two Red Cross Blood Drives

Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region

December 13, 2011
 

Denville, NJ — Saint Clare’s Health System has teamed-up with the American Red Cross to host two blood drives to increase the blood supply in our community.

Friday, December 23, 2011; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville, 25 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ
Registration Sponsor Code: 022153000

Friday, December 30, 2011; 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saint Clare’s Hospital/Dover General, 400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ
Registration Sponsor Code: 02215333

To make an immediate appointment for this blood drive, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor codes listed above at the location of your choice or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

“Saint Clare’s is pleased to support blood drives which offer life-saving support to our community,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, president and chief executive officer at Saint Clare’s Health System.  “As a hospital, we offer advanced technology and care, but without the community’s support of blood drives, we would not have access to an important resource in recovery for many patients.”

The winter holidays are generally a very difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients.  With schools out, companies closed and families on vacation, it’s even more important that those who are eligible to donate come forward to give the gift of life.

In addition to asking individual members of the community to donate blood, the American Red Cross strongly encourages businesses and community groups to schedule and organize blood drives.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in New Jersey), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

About Saint Clare’s Health System:
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.