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Toms River VFW To Host Upcoming Blood Drive

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TOMS RIVER – With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming up, blood donors are needed now more than ever to help patients with cancer.

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is working hard to restore the blood supply to an adequate level, but can only do it with the help of volunteer blood donors. They partnered with the Toms River VFW Post 6063 to host an upcoming blood drive on October 1 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the FOP Lodge 10 located at 1791 North Bay Ave. in Toms River.

Appointments highly recommended, but walk-ins will be welcomed only if space allows. To schedule an appointment, visit nybc.org/newjerseydrive, sponsor code 71322 or call 800-933-2566.

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Blood Donations Needed In Toms River Area: Red Cross Drive Coming Up Soon

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Blood Donations Needed In Toms River Area: Red Cross Drive Coming Up Soon

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Red Cross urged people to donate blood as wildfires and record-breaking heat drive donations down. A projected busy hurricane season will likely shrink donations even further.

All types of blood donations are needed, but there is an especially large demand for Type O.

The plea for donations comes at a time when the country is experiencing high demand for blood transfusions. Hospitals are treating a high number of traumatic injuries this summer. Organ transplants and elective surgeries also increased the urgent need for blood products.

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