The need for local blood donations remains imperative as the pandemic has continued to challenge the nation’s blood supply. To support the current blood crisis, Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kumon of Paramus North, located at 440 Forest Avenue.
All blood types are needed, especially type O to refuel the country’s blood stockpile.
Donors need to be at least 16 years old with parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. Donors 18 years old and younger need to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Red Cross blood drives follow coronavirus safety protocols including temperature screening, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff. You can search for additional Red Cross blood drives from a wider area here.