FREEHOLD – The Central Jersey Blood Center is offering $10 gasoline cards to every person who donates blood from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, during the Monmouth County summer blood drive. The blood drive will be held at the Monmouth County Agriculture Building, 3000 Kozloski Road.
The Central Jersey Blood Center 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.
Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. Those who wish to make an appointment may do so by calling 732-842-5750, ext. 243, and asking for Karen Moore.
“Summer is an unusually slow time for blood donations,” Freeholder John Curley said. “This blood drive is a great opportunity to help keep blood supplies at a safe level during the summer vacation season and providing gas cards as a thank you to the successful donors helps.”
A mid-summer blood drive is held annually at a Monmouth County government office.