Donors Of Blood Drive In Netcong To Receive Mets Tickets

Those who donate blood in Netcong on Aug. 28 will receive a voucher for a pair of 2017 Mets tickets.

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, is asking local residents to donate blood at the Knights of Columbus from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Blood donors are needed now as NYBC has declared a blood emergency, with less than a three-day supply of some blood types.

Qualified donors should be 16 years old (with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds. However, other height and weight restrictions apply. Blood donors must be in generally good health, have a NYBC Donor Card or photo or signed ID, and eat and drink at regular meal times. Persons over 75 years of age can donate with a note from their physician.

Residents with type O-negative blood are especially urged to donate.  O-negative blood, known as the “universal donor,” because their blood can be transfused into anyone, has been in short supply since the spring.

To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, call  1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.

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