This week the Lincroft Fire Company is having a blood drive.

New Jersey Blood Services hosts a Halloween Blood Drive. From the New Jersey Blood Services Facebook page - At a time when there's so many things we can't control, there is something that we can: hope. Being a blood donor means giving hope to those in need; hope that will help patients push through their treatments, hope that will bring families and communities together, and hope that will change lives.

New Jersey Blood Services is hosting the Halloween Blood Drive on WEDNESDAY October 28th, 2020 at 601 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft beginning at 12:00 pm. The blood drive will be held from 12 pm - 8 pm and appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space. CALL 800-933-2566 sponsor code 70286 or CLICK HERE to set up an appointment.

Please remember these rules:

**Donors must remember to wear a mask, at this time due to Covid-19.

**Donors will have their temperatures taken due to Covid-19.

**Donors must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from Covid-19.

**My not donate if you have a positive diagnostic case of Covid-19 within the last 14 days.

**My not donate if you are currently self-quarantining.

**They do not test for Covid-19.

There are 5 Surprising Health Benefits of giving blood, who knew, check this out from Rasmussen College:

1. Donating blood can reveal potential health problems.

2. Donating blood can reduce harmful iron stores.

3. Donating blood may lower your reduce your risk of a heart attack.

4. Donating blood may reduce your risk of developing cancer.

5. Donating blood can help your liver stay healthy.

Some surprising facts, but CLICK HERE to read more on the article about donating blood.

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