Our Lady of the Lake Church will be hosting a blood drive for the Blood Center of New Jersey.
The drive will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Church Hall, 32 Lakeside Ave. in Verona.
“Your blood donation will be used for the patients in our area hospitals who require life saving blood transfusions,” the Blood Center said in a written statement. “It could be someone in your family, a friend, a neighbor, a coworker… a baby, a mother, a police officer, a firefighter… we never know who it will be.”
Donors will receive a $15 ShopRite Card. The Blood Center reminds all donors to eat before donating blood and to bring photo I.D.
According to the Blood Center of New Jersey, donors cannot give blood if:
- You have had routine teeth cleaning or fillings within 24 hours.
- You have had other dental work within 72 hours.
- You have a sore throat or fever.
- You have traveled to an area considered endemic to Malaria within 12 months.
- You weigh less than 120 pounds.