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Summer Blood Drive

Thursday, August 18, 2022 21 Av 5782

12:30 PM - 6:30 PMCBI Social Hall


Some things you need to know about…



Basic Eligibility


To give blood, you must be in generally good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 16 years of age, with parental consent.


Piercings/ Tattoos

Waiting time for:

  • Antibiotics—treatment complete.
  • Accutane, Proscar, Propecia—1 month.
  • Avodart—6 months.
  • Soriatane—3 years.
  • Tegison---permanent deferral
  • Most people on medications other than these are eligible to donate.

You may be accepted as a blood donor if you have had a body piercing if it was done under sterile conditions.


Donors who receive tattoos in a New Jersey licensed facility, using single use disposable equipment under aseptic conditions, may donate with no wait if the tattoo is healed.



  • Most people with diabetes, and most people on medications other than those noted above, are eligible to donate blood.  For specific medical eligibility guidelines, call us at 1-800-688-0900.
  • Federal guidelines may exclude people who have lived in or traveled to or from certain countries outside of the United States.

Before Donating

What to Expect When Donating

−Time Needed  Plan to spend at least an hour for registration, health history, donation and a rest period after the donation.

−Eat Well  Please eat and drink something substantial within three hours prior to donating.

−Check Medications  If you are taking prescription medications, call 800-688-0900 to make certain it is OK to donate.

−Assess Your Health  If you have any cold or flu symptoms, you will be unable to donate—you will need those blood cells to help fight off any infection that may be present.  If you have any questions about other medical conditions and how they affect your status as an eligible blood donor you may call 800-688-0900 to ask specific questions about your health.

−Just Relax  If you feel a little nervous about donating, that is natural.  Try to focus on the patients your donation will be helping.  Remember, donating blood is relatively painless, and may help save lives.

−Registration  You must use your current address and phone number.  If you are a student who lives at school, please use your school address.

−Health Interview  To protect you and the patients receiving your blood, a trained professional will check your blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin level and ask you some questions in a confidential manner about your health history.

−Donation  While you can expect to be at the blood drive a little more than an hour, the actual donation takes about ten minutes.

−Refreshments  You will be given something to eat and drink after donating, and asked to relax while visiting with fellow donors.

After Donation

−Drink Fluids  Make sure you drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids in the hours immediately following your blood donation—at least four eight-ounce glasses.  Increase fluid intake for the next 48 hours.

−Avoid Strenuous Activity  Plan to curtail strenuous exercise for the six hours immediately following your donation, especially any heavy use of the arm from which your blood was drawn.

−Leave Bandage On  Keep your bandage on and dry for six hours after donating.

−Feel Good About Yourself  Your donation may save up to three lives.  Be very proud of your simple act of kindness!

−Share the Good Feeling  Let friends and family members know how good it feels to help save a life and how simple donating blood is.  Normally, donors can give blood every 56 days; plan to bring a friend when you give again.

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or call 800-933-2566






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