Blood drive pairs Monmouth County with Central Jersey Blood Center

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC) is offering $10 gasoline cards or Amazon gift cards to every person who donates blood during the Monmouth County summer blood drive. The blood drive takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at the County Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Road.

“The County is proud to partner with the Central Jersey Blood Center for this important summer blood drive,” said Freeholder John P. Curley. “I urge everyone in the county to give blood on a regular basis, and this Monmouth County sponsored blood drive is a good place to start.”

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. Call 732-842-5750, ext. 243 and ask for Karen Moore, if you would like to make an appointment.

“Summer is an unusually slow time for blood donations,” said Curley. “This blood drive is a great opportunity to help keep blood supplies at a safe level during the summer vacation season and providing gift cards as a thank you to the successful donors helps.”

The CJBC reminds donors that they must eat before donating. Donors must also be healthy, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 120 pounds. All equipment is sterile and disposable, and donors can give every eight weeks, if they wish.

A mid-summer blood drive is held annually at a Monmouth County government office.