100 Lives Blood Drive

We recognize that during these unprecedented times with the COVID-19 virus that blood drives are an essential activity, as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). When our community needs us most, we are here to answer.
 
The Meadowlands YMCA hosted a community blood drive to aid the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, March 20, 2020.  We collected nearly 100 pints of blood. 
 
 
Our next blood drive will be on April 28th from 9a - 3p.  To schedule your appointment, click the link provided.  You will be redirected to the Red Cross page.  Search zip 07073  Click here to schedule an appointment.
 
 
 
“It is an imperative part of community health and public preparedness plans to main blood collection during this challenging time to ensure patient survival,” said Pampee Young, Chief Medical Officer for the American Red Cross.
 
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished.
 
 

Register to Donate

 
Register for an appointment here. Use the zip code 07073 in the search bar and scroll down to find the Meadowlands YMCA's April 28th date. 
 
According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.
 
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Amanda Scully, our Mission Advancement Associate Director, about joining the team, or reach out with any questions.
 
 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

9am – 3pm

Meadowlands YMCA

390 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org

Or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Blood Drive Safety Precautions

 
The American Red Cross and the Meadowlands YMCA are closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
 
While there is no evidence that this coronavirus or any respiratory illness can be transmitted through a blood transfusion, out of the abundance of caution, we are taking actions to help ensure the safety of our donors, recipients, volunteers, staff and the blood supply.
 
The Red Cross is asking that individuals postpone their donation for 28 days following: 
  • Travel to China, Hong Kong, Macau, as Iran, Italy and South Korea;
  • Diagnosis of COVID-19, contact with a person who has or is suspected to have the virus.
 
Sign in, waiting, donation, and post donation areas will all follow the social distancing protocols as outlined by the John Hopkins Medicine.