N.J. health officials launch campaign to recruit more blood donors

    Health officials and physicians today kicked off an internet and media campaign to recruit more blood donors in New Jersey. According to a report on NJ.com, the state would have run dry 15 years ago had it not gotten some help from other states.

    Only 3.6 percent of the eligible blood-donating population contributes in New Jersey, below the national average of 5 percent. Corporations formed the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition in the last two years and worked with the hospital to boost the number of blood drives hosted on the job.

    This campaign is being led by The New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition, and includes a web-based calendar listing blood drives across the state.

    More information may be found at www.njsave3lives.com.

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