January 17th, Middletown, NJ – IMA Urgent Care & Primary Care is hosting a blood drive with NJ Blood Services on Thursday, February 2nd.
“There is always the need for blood donations. From people undergoing chemotherapy to those in traumatic accidents, the need for blood donations is ongoing. As a healthcare company, IMA feels it is important to support life-saving programs such as donating blood,” states Dr. Roger Thompson of Family Practice of Middletown.
The entire process takes less than an hour, and a single donation can be used to save up to 3 lives. Donors with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are encouraged to attend, as their blood can be transfused into anyone in a trauma situation.
Nearly 2,000 donations are needed each day in New York and New Jersey alone. About one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion. With a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished.
What: IMA Urgent Care & Primary Care/Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury Blood Drive
When: Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 – 12:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury
352 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ
Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (with parental permission or consent), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY or NJ State Department of Health donor criteria. People over 75 may donate with a doctor’s note.
To donate blood visit: https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/310898
IMA Urgent Care and Primary Care has been caring for Monmouth County for over 25 years. IMA consists of two urgent care centers and eight primary care offices, pediatrics, endocrinology, and diagnostics. IMA is owned and operated by local physicians who live and practice in Monmouth County.