NEWARK, N.J. (Feb. 28, 2019) — The New Jersey Devils and Official Healthcare partner RWJBarnabas Health announced plans to host their third annual blood drive in coordination with the American Red Cross. The event will take place on Sunday, March 10, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Prudential Center.
All presenting donors will receive a voucher for two tickets to select Devils 2018-19 season home game and a limited-edition New Jersey Devils blood donor T-shirt, provided by Fusion, and chances to win autographed Devils merchandise. In addition, donors will have the opportunity to meet New Jersey Devils alumni Grant Marshall and Bruce Driver, as well as popular mascot NJ Devil, who will be available for photos and autographs. Free parking is available in the Parking Deck presented by Ford. Please note that prizes and gifts are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable.
“We have the honor and responsibility, as an important member of the New Jersey community, to create positive change and support those in the communities where our fans live, work and play,” said Jeff Scott, Vice President of Community Investment and Grassroots with the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. “Partnering with RWJBarnabas Health and the Red Cross each year to host and support this meaningful event is one of the most impactful days on our calendar.”
The blood drive is open to the general public, and while appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are gladly accepted, as space and time allow. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.newjerseydevils.com/blooddrive.
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.
ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS
The New Jersey Devils are part of the 31-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, the hockey club is celebrating its 35th anniversary season in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. For more information about the Devils, visit NewJerseyDevils.com and follow the team on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram @NJDevils. The New Jersey Devils organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT PRUDENTIAL CENTER
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT RWJBARNABAS HEALTH
RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) is the state’s largest health care system. Through a new public-private partnership RWJBH and Rutgers University are forming New Jersey’s most comprehensive academic health system dedicated to providing high quality patient care, leading-edge research, and world-class health and medical education to transform and advance health care in New Jersey. The partnership aligns RWJBH, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and Rutgers Health, the clinical arm and brand of Rutgers University. This alliance will result in a multi-specialty group comprised of more than 2,500 practitioners – one of the largest medical groups in the country. The partnership also aligns RWJBH with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated cancer center, and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
RWJBarnabas Health covers a service area of nine counties with five million people and is the state’s largest private employer. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.