Oradell Healthcare Center Hosts Community Blood Drive To Combat Summer Blood Shortages
The need for blood is constant and critical. We have all come to expect that if we, or our loved ones, need blood in an emergency situation it will be available. Our aging population continues to need more transfusions, as do cancer patients, who have increased in population over the past several years. Unfortunately, at the same time, the number of blood donors is decreasing since the FDA has increased restrictions.
The state of New Jersey imports thousands of units of blood from other parts of the country in order to meet patient needs.
Every 2.5 seconds, someone needs blood. It could be a friend, a family member, or even you. Currently, less that 5% of the population donates, while 80% of the population is in need.
Oradell Health Care Center recently hosted a community-wide blood drive to help combat blood shortages. More than 40 employees and members of the community took the time to donate blood. This is the second Blood Drive hosted by Oradell Health Care Center this year and we are grateful to all of our donors.
For more information, please visit us online at www.oradellhcc.com.