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Severe Blood Shortage Across The Country; Here’s How You Can Help

American Red Cross Blood Drive - Atlantic City
Photo courtesy Ben Fogletto / Press of Atlantic City

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage as winter storms across the country have canceled hundreds of blood drives. If you are able to donate blood, there are many blood drives happening in South Jersey this week.

Here’s a list of area American Red Cross blood drives, thanks to The Press of Atlantic City:

Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy, 801 Tilton Road in Northfield from 2:00 to 7:00PM. Donation types: Blood.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 13 – Showboat in Atlantic City starting at 7AM. Donation types: Double red cells, blood.

Thursday, Feb. 13 – Pleasantville Blood Donation Center at 850 N. Franklin Ave. in Pleasantville from noon to 7PM. Donation types: Blood.

Thursday, Feb. 13 – Boy Scouts Troop 79 will be holding a blood drive at the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company on Old Tuckahoe Road in Marmora from 2-7PM. Donation types: Double red cells, blood.

Thursday, Feb. 13 – Southern Ocean Center Healthcare on Route 72 in Manahawkin from 1 to 6PM. Donation types: Double red cells, blood.

Friday, Feb. 14th – Caesars in Atlantic City from 8AM to 11PM. Donation types: Double red cells, blood.

Friday, Feb. 14th – Presbyterian Church of Mays Landing at 6001 Main St. in Mays Landing from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. Donation types: Double red cells, blood.

Friday, February 14th – Inspira Health Network Fitness Connection on W. Sherman Ave. in Vineland starting at 10:30 AM. Donation types: Double red cells, blood.

Saturday, Feb. 15th – Pleasantville Blood Donation Center at 850 N. Franklin Ave. in Pleasantville from 2 to 7PM. Donation types: Blood.

Saturday, Feb. 15 – Our Lady of the Lakes at 19 Malaga Road in Collings Lakes from 9AM to 2PM. Donation types: Double red cells, blood.

This is just a partial list of over 70 blood drives that are scheduled around our area over the next several months. Here’s a complete list; to make a reservation, visit the links available on the list or call (800) RED-CROSS for more information.

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