Blood Drive at Hoboken Multi-Service Center Happening 11/16 + 11/25 + 11/30

The City of Hoboken will be sponsoring several blood drives hosted by both Vitalant on Monday, November 16, 2020 and Monday, November 30th, from 12PM to 6PM. Red Cross will also be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, November 25th. Al of the blood drive will take place at Hoboken Multi-Service Center located at 124 Grand Street, by appointment only. Vitalant will let donors know if they tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies as a courtesy.

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Many blood drives have been canceled due to COVID-19, and there have been fewer donations because of it, and in turn, fewer resources for those in need, including COVID-19 patients who could potentially benefit from antibodies.

To schedule an appointment, call 201-251-3703 or visit their website here.

Donor Eligibility:

Vitlant asks that people should not donate if in the PAST 4 WEEKS:

  • You had symptoms from a lab-diagnosed or suspected COVID-19 infection and have not had a subsequently-negative nasopharyngeal swab test result
  • You have lived with or been in close contact with individuals diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 infection
  • You are a health care worker who has been caring for a patient diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 and have not consistently been able to use recommended personal protective equipment {face mask, gown, and gloves}

Donor Guidelines:

  • All donors must wear a face covering.
  • Must be at least 16 years old {16- and 17-year-olds must bring a signed permission form from a parent or guardian if required by state or school}.
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds. Certain height/weight criteria may apply for donors 22 years old or younger.
  • Be in good general health.
  • For your safety and to ensure a positive donation experience, make sure you eat within two hours ahead of your donation. Drink plenty of water that day and 24 to 48 hours beforehand. Feel free to help yourself to something to eat and drink in our refreshment area.
  • Bring your ID—something with your name and one of the following: date of birth, donor ID number or your photo.

To schedule an appointment, call 201-251-3703 or visit their website here.

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Victoria is HG's Editorial Assistant and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.