The drive will be conducted by Somerset Medical Center as part of the hospital’s mobile blood collection program. This event is a special opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors; all blood collected at the drive will stay within the community to be used by patients at Somerset Medical Center. Each pint of blood carries the potential to save two lives.
The blood donation process is safe, efficient and takes approximately 45 minutes. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 lbs. (Donors who are 16 may donate with parental consent and need to weigh at least 120 lbs.) Photo identification is also required. You may not donate if you have a history of viral hepatitis at age 11 or older, are recovering from an infectious illness, are in a high risk group (such as individuals with HIV or AID or spent a total of three months or more in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996.
Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling Somerset Medical Center County Donor Program at 908-685-2926.