Princeton area donors needed to replenish blood supply

Blood donors are needed because the usual spring build-up of the blood supply didn’t happen and there is still a national blood shortage.

Community blood drives are starting up again to meet the needs of hospitals, and blood drives are being held in large spaces to enable social distancing. Donors are being asked to wear masks and appointments are required to help control the number of donors in a space at one time.

You can schedule an appointment to give blood at the following area locations and drives:

The Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center – Ongoing drive. 707 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. (Appointments for this week are full. Fewer people are being scheduled at one time to allow for proper social distancing). Make an appointment here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The Central Jersey Masonic Center – Blood drive June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 345 River Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. Make an appointment here.

Princeton University Carl A. Fields Center – June 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 58 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540. Make an appointment here.

South Brunswick Community Blood Drive – A community blood drive will be held in South Brunswick on Thursday, June 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Church at 45 Henderson Road. To schedule an appointment, call 800-933-2566 or go to https://tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS  and enter the code 06594 for South Brunswick.

Stone Hill Church – June 25, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1025 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540. Make an appointment here.