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Blood Donation

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HNMC Blood Donation

In response to New Jersey's continued blood shortage, Holy Name Medical Center hosts periodic blood drives. Please see the box below for the next scheduled drive.

Blood banks, hospitals, and healthcare facilities rely on donations, which can save the life of someone experiencing a medical emergency, undergoing surgery or receiving treatment for serious illnesses such as cancer.


Please check back here for the next scheduled blood drive.

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Richard Rodda Community Center
250 Colonial Ct
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Register to Donate

What to Expect

Before You Donate
  • The full process takes at least one hour, including registration, donation, and a rest period after donation.
  • Please eat and drink something substantial within 3 hours prior to donating.
  • If you're taking prescription meds, call 800-933-Blood to confirm it is ok to donate.
After You Donate
  • Make sure to drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids in the hours following blood donation (Four 8-ounce glasses) and increase fluid intake for the next 48 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for the 6 hours following your donation.
  • Keep your bandage on and dry for 6 hours after donating.

Why Donate

The Facts
  • Only 2% of our local eligible population donates blood each year
  • There is no substitute for human blood
  • You cannot get an infectious disease by donating
The Numbers
  • 2 seconds: How often someone needs blood
  • 42 days: Shelf life of donated red blood cells
  • 5 days: Shelf life of donated platelets
  • 56 days: How often you can donate
  • 17%: Number of non-donors who cite "never thought about it" as the main reason for not giving
The Donation
  • 4 easy steps: Registration, medical history, donation and snacks
  • 10 minutes: How long the actual donation will take
  • 10 pints: Amount of blood in the average adult body
  • 1 pint: Amount of your donation
The Lives Saved
  • 1 in 3 people will need a blood product in their lifetime
  • Surgical, trauma and cancer patients and those with blood disorders need blood
  • If only 1% more of Americans donated, blood shortages would disappear