There’s been a dry spell of donating blood across the US – less first-time donors and increased need for blood products are two of the culprits. In October, it reached crisis level. Fortunately, you can now donate blood at Howell with the opening of New Jersey Blood Services. Signing up is easy: go to and follow the location link to Monmouth County/Howell or call 1-800-933-2566.

❤ Every 2 seconds = someone in the US needs blood
❤ 1 hour = time it takes to make a donation
❤ 1 donation = saves up to 3 lives
❤ 2,000 donations = the daily need in New Jersey and New York
❤ 1 in 7 = the number of hospital admissions requiring a blood transfusion
❤ 42 days = shelf life of red blood cells, which means more is needed continually
❤ T – Th = NYBC hours: Tue. 1-8pm; Wed 7:45am-2:45pm; and Thu 2-9pm

Your blood is critical to helping others — patients undergoing cancer treatment, those with
chronic illnesses, such as blood diseases and disorders, and patients undergoing surgery. NJBS is
a division of New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe). NYBCe is one of the largest
nonprofit, independent, community-based blood centers in America. There are already four
locations in NJ; the Howell Plaza Shopping Center location will be the fifth. NYBCe provides
lifesaving blood products and services to hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, the
Hudson Valley, Connecticut and Pennsylvania and supports hospitals throughout greater