CareOne At Cresskill Blood Drive Helps Local Patients
According to Community Blood Services, the need for blood is constant and critical. Blood donations are utilized for a variety of acute medical procedures involving cancer treatment, premature babies, trauma patients, organ transplant patients, bone marrow transplant patients, open-heart surgery patients and more. We have all come to expect that if we or our loved ones need blood in an emergency situation it will be available, but that may not be the case. Our aging population continues to need more transfusions and new advances in medicine as well as an increase in the number of people diagnosed with cancer, have increased the use of life-saving blood. At the same time, the number of donors is decreasing as a result of new FDA restrictions and disease-related factors.
As a result, the state of New Jersey must import thousands of units of blood from other parts of the country in order to meet their patients’ needs. Thanks to CareOne at Cresskill’s recent community-wide blood drive, 45 local patients were able to receive necessary blood transfusions.
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