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Save 3 Lives - All in a Day's Work

New Jersey's Blood Shortage:

New Jersey is facing a chronic blood shortage. To avoid a crisis, Governor Jon S. Corzine launched the “Save 3 Lives…All in a Day’s Work” campaign in collaboration with the State’s eight blood centers to encourage more workplace blood donation drives.

Why the Workplace?

The workplace provides a convenient way to donate blood and an opportunity to increase overall awareness of the need for blood and the importance of blood donations.

State Government Takes the Lead.

On December 7, 2006, the State of New Jersey took the lead by conducting a blood drive at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton with the participation of State agencies and departments. State government employees were on hand at the arena throughout the day to donate blood.

PowerPints Corporate Challenge.

Now, Governor Corzine is issuing the PowerPints Challenge to New Jersey’s top 250 corporations to initiate more blood drives in the workplace and expand participation in existing drives during the first half of 2007.

The Goal:

To double the number of people who routinely donate blood from the current 2.5 percent to 5 percent of eligible New Jersey residents. For organizations that are new to blood donor programs, the goal is to achieve eight percent to 10 percent employee participation. 

PowerPint Tracker - Check back to view our progress

Did you know...

  • In 2005, New Jersey used 74,000 more units of blood than it collected.
  • Blood is always in demand for treatment of injuries, cancer, and hemophilia; and for use during surgery. Blood is needed every day of the year, not just when disasters strike.
  • Nine out of 10 New Jerseyans will need blood some time in their lives.
  • One pint of blood from a single donor may save 3 lives.
  • Donors can safely give red cell blood donations up to 5 times a year.

PowerPints Challenge

Corporate Tool Kit

For more information on donating blood in New Jersey, contact the Blood Center nearest you:

American Red Cross/Penn Jersey Region
1-800-GIVELIFE (1-800-448-3543)

Community Blood Services
970 Linwood Avenue
Paramus, New Jersey 07652

Blood Center of New Jersey
45 South Grove Street
East Orange, New Jersey 07018

Central Jersey Blood Center
494 Sycamore Avenue
Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702

Community Blood Council of New Jersey
1410 Parkside Avenue
Ewing, New Jersey 08638

NBAH Blood Center
Clinical Academic Building
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Miller-Keystone Blood Center
1465 Valley Center Parkway
Bethlehem, PA 18017

New Jersey Blood Services/ a division of the New York Blood Center
167 New Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901