Old Bridge Library to hold blood drive Jan. 30

The Old Bridge Public Library will hold a Community Blood Drive sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services from 12:30-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the library’s main branch, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, corner of Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

Donors can simply walk in or can log onto tinyurl.com/oblibrarydrive to make an appointment.

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 I.D. and proof of age, as well as their donor card or donor number if they have one.

Light refreshments will be provided to those who donate.

For more information, call 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.