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ACUA to Host Blood Drive Friday, October 6, at Recycling Center in Egg Harbor Township

Sep 05, 2023

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) will host a blood drive from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023, at the Recycling Center Conference Room located at 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Blood is essential to help patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. When a patient receives blood, it was given in advance by a generous donor.

“ACUA is proud to continue partnering with the American Red Cross with another blood drive at the Recycling Center,” said ACUA President Matthew DeNafo. “Blood drives give community members a convenient way to donate blood and help save lives.”

Donors must be in good health and feeling well. Anyone who weighs at least 110 pounds and who are 16 years of age or older are eligible to give blood. Federal regulations require that whole blood donors wait 56 days between donations.

Those donating are asked to drink an extra 16 ounces of water and fluids before donating and be sure to get a good night’s sleep beforehand. Drink plenty of fluids prior to the drive and consider eating iron-rich foods such as red meat, fish, poultry, broccoli, beans, raisins and prunes.

Please bring at least one form of identification.

Visit to schedule an appointment online. Type “ACUA” as the sponsor code to see times available. You can also schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Download the Blood Donor American Red Cross app to schedule your appointment, find local blood drives, stay updated on special promotions, track your blood donations and more.