NJ Blood Services puts out plea for more blood and platelet donors
New Jersey Blood Services has joined a national emergency plea for blood donors.
The agency says that its inventory is extremely low due to dropped donor turnout, recent bad weather and a spike in seasonal illness.
New Jersey Blood Services says there is only a one- or two-day supply of certain blood types and a critical shortage of platelets at the moment.
Donors can give blood every 56 days and up to six times per year.