East Brunswick asked to give a special gift this holiday season

November 21, 2016 by  

East Brunswick residents are being invited to take a few minutes from their busy holiday schedule to give a gift that can help many others.

South Brunswick High School will be hosting its first ever holiday blood drive, and its American Red Cross Club, which helped to organize the event, hopes that everyone who is able to will stop by and make a donation.

All are welcome, and those who are between the ages of 17 and 75 only need to bring along their ID that has a photo, their birthdate and signature. Those who are 16 can donate if their have a completed parental consent form, while those over 75 will need a doctor’s note.

The blood donations will be used to help those who need a transfusion, as well as people who require medicines made from blood products, such as platelets or plasma. The blood can be used for everything from providing transfusions to people who are injured, to those who have cancer, hemophilia, immune system issues, sickle cell anemia, and many other conditions. Flyers can be an effective way to promote an event like this throughout the local area.

The blood drive will be held on Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at the South Brunswick Community Center. Anyone who would like more information can visit the event’s Patch listing or the American Red Cross’s website.