New Jersey Blood Services asks for donations following nor’easter

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is putting out a call for blood donors following the nor'easter that resulted in a drop in blood donations.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2023, 12:44 AM

Updated 496 days ago

Share:

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) says it’s putting out a call for blood donors following the winter storm that resulted in a drop in blood donations amid a blood emergency in the region.
March marked three years of the pandemic, which devastated the country and continues to impact the blood supply. The behavior of donors has ultimately changed since March 2020 and corporate, school and college blood drives have not returned to pre-pandemic levels.
"We are so grateful to those who came out and donated blood last week when we announced the blood shortage,” said Senior Vice President at New Jersey Blood Services Andrea Cefarell. “The nor'easter has put us back even after all the donations that came in last week when we issued the initial call. This weather has caused donors to cancel their appointments and our partners to postpone blood drives. Please, if you can, come out and donate blood. One hour of your time can save a life."
Those who donate blood can give every 56 days, and platelet donors can give twice per month. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently lifted eligibility restrictions for individuals who lived in Europe during certain periods of time.


More from News 12
1:49
Authorities: Perth Amboy police officer shot in line of duty is in stable condition; suspects in custody

Authorities: Perth Amboy police officer shot in line of duty is in stable condition; suspects in custody

2:39
Cloudy and humid in New Jersey; better weather moving in for the weekend

Cloudy and humid in New Jersey; better weather moving in for the weekend

1:36
Best Beaches: Exploring Beach Heaven in Long Beach Island

Best Beaches: Exploring Beach Heaven in Long Beach Island

1:46
Jersey Shore deli owner, infectious disease doctor explain how to keep safe from listeria amid outbreak

Jersey Shore deli owner, infectious disease doctor explain how to keep safe from listeria amid outbreak

0:27
Bridgewater police: Man arrested for spray painting bias graffiti on mosque

Bridgewater police: Man arrested for spray painting bias graffiti on mosque

0:44
Cheers! Meximodo in Metuchen sets Guinness World Record for world’s largest tequila collection

Cheers! Meximodo in Metuchen sets Guinness World Record for world’s largest tequila collection

0:29
Southwest breaks with 50-year tradition and will assign seats; profit falls at Southwest, American

Southwest breaks with 50-year tradition and will assign seats; profit falls at Southwest, American

0:27
Rep. Bill Pascrell has 'setback' in recovery from respiratory illness

Rep. Bill Pascrell has 'setback' in recovery from respiratory illness

0:24
Authorities: Fairview man accused of trying to kill author Salman Rushdie faces terrorism charges

Authorities: Fairview man accused of trying to kill author Salman Rushdie faces terrorism charges

0:17
Traffic alert: Overnight road repairs will close one lane on Route 71 in Monmouth County for rest of the summer

Traffic alert: Overnight road repairs will close one lane on Route 71 in Monmouth County for rest of the summer

0:23
WATCH: Video shows breaching whale near paddle boarder in Bay Head

WATCH: Video shows breaching whale near paddle boarder in Bay Head

0:23
Home of the 76ers, Flyers needs a new naming rights deal after Wells Fargo pulls out

Home of the 76ers, Flyers needs a new naming rights deal after Wells Fargo pulls out

2:12
Gov. Murphy facing time crunch in decision for Menendez replacement

Gov. Murphy facing time crunch in decision for Menendez replacement

0:22
Biden agrees to assemble Presidential Emergency Board to help end NJ Transit labor dispute

Biden agrees to assemble Presidential Emergency Board to help end NJ Transit labor dispute

1:35
Manchester police release 911 calls made by woman who was shot by boyfriend

Manchester police release 911 calls made by woman who was shot by boyfriend

1:46
Lead chunks wash up along Keyport shore

Lead chunks wash up along Keyport shore

1:13
Toms River water main break on Route 37 repaired

Toms River water main break on Route 37 repaired

0:20
U.S. attorney: British citizen pleads guilty to child porn possession, intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct

U.S. attorney: British citizen pleads guilty to child porn possession, intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct

1:50
Lead pipe replacements for thousands finally begins in Paterson

Lead pipe replacements for thousands finally begins in Paterson

0:27
Wiers Farm recalls multiple vegetables, bagged salad due to listeria concerns

Wiers Farm recalls multiple vegetables, bagged salad due to listeria concerns