Old Bridge Library to hold blood drive May 3

The Old Bridge Library will hold a community blood drive sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services from 12:30-6:30 p.m. on May 3 at the main branch, 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Route 516 and Cottrell Road, Old Bridge.

Donors can walk in or make an appointment at tinyurl.com/oblibrarydrive. To donate, people must be between 17 and 76 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds; 16-year-olds can donate with a parental consent form and those over 76 can donate with a doctor’s note. People with diabetes and blood pressure controlled by medication can donate. Most medications will not disqualify people from being eligible donors. Potential donors can call 1-800-688-0900 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org for more information about eligibility requirements. Donors are encouraged to eat before coming, bring ID and proof of age, as well as their donor card or donor number if they have one.