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Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard, the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) and the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition will hold a press conference Wednesday, January 7 to call on hospitals, businesses and government to hold more workplace blood drives to alleviate the state’s blood shortage and save lives.
The press conference will take place at 2 pm in the Garden Room at the New Jersey Hospital Association at
A blood drive will also take place at the Hospital Association beginning at 9 a.m.
The blood drive is part of National Blood Donor Month. Speakers at the press conference will include Commissioner Howard, NJHA President and CEO Elizabeth Ryan and Kevin Rigby, vice president of public affairs and communications at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
More than 500,000 units of blood are transfused in
To alleviate this persistent blood supply deficit, the coalition is calling on employers to hold more workplace blood drives throughout the year. Working with
More than 60 percent of
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