Anyone willing to donate blood on Aug. 31 at the Rockaway Town Square Mall will receive a
$10 Amazon gift card and a $15 coupon for Jiffy Lube oil change.
New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, is appealing to local residents
to donate blood at Rockaway Town Square because blood is needed badly. Donations have
fallen off and tends to be lowest during the summer months as many travel on vacation. Recent
national tragedies are reminders that it is imperative to always have an adequately stocked
blood supply to respond when communities are faced with patient traumas or other events
that require life-saving blood products.
To make an appointment, call 1-800- 933-2566. Walk-ins are also welcome. Qualified donors
should be at least 16 years of age (with signed NYBC parental consent) and weigh at least 110
pounds, however other height and weight restrictions apply. Blood donors must be in generally
good health, present NYBC Donor Card or photo or signed ID, and eat and drink at regular mealtimes.
People over 75 years of age can donate with a note from their physician. To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, call 1-800- 933-2566 or