RIVER EDGE, N.J.— Cub Scout Pack No. 229 will hold an American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 445 Fifth Ave., River Edge, New Jersey.
Schedule an appointment
The blood drive is open to the public. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accommodated as time and space allow. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS and enter sponsor code Pack 229.
Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to help meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. There is currently a critical shortage of type O positive and O negative donations, which are essential for trauma care.
In thanks, all those who come to donate blood with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10, 2019, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)
Additionally, those who come to give blood May 24-28 will receive an exclusive Red Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies last.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.