PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
July 26, 2013

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.

For Further Information Contact:
Office of Communications
(609) 984-7160

NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee & NJ Health Commissioner to Promote Blood Donation

New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd will host a press conference at the Johnson & Johnson headquarters during its employee blood drive on Tuesday, July 30th to support efforts to increase blood donation in New Jersey.  The Commissioner will highlight the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee's "Super Community Blood Drive Campaign."  

Commissioner O'Dowd will be joined by:

  • Peter Fasolo, Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Vice President, Human Resources
  • Kevin Rigby, Vice President of Public Affairs for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and US Country Head of Public Affairs*
  • Doug Mehan, Director, Grassroots Community Development, NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee


Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Headquarters

1 Johnson & Johnson Plaza

New Brunswick, NJ 08933


Tuesday, July 30

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

*****Note: Media planning to attend the event should email Daniel Emmer (Daniel.Emmer@doh.state.nj.us) at the NJ Department of Health no later than Monday at 11 am.    

For directions to Johnson & Johnson, please visit


*Commissioner O'Dowd and Kevin Rigby co-chair the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition, which was founded in 2008 to increase blood donation in New Jersey.

For additional information on the Super Community Blood Drive, please visit the Save3Lives website at www.njsave3lives.com.

NJ Health Commissioner Media Contacts: Donna Leusner or Daniel Emmer, 609-984-7160

Last Reviewed: 7/26/2013