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Bergen Blood Drives To Make Up Shortfall Due To Storm

A Community Blood Services donor.
A Community Blood Services donor. Photo Credit: Community Blood Services Instagram

MONTVALE, N.J. — Winter Storm Stella canceled six blood drives, leaving the Montvale-based Community Blood Services scrambling to make up the shortfall.

The nonprofit is urging people to donate blood or platelets at eight drives to take place in Bergen and Passaic counties Thursday through Sunday.

“We need 200 units a day because we supply 18 hospitals,” said Patricia Casino, CBS operations planning manager.

“So it’s a big hit when we cancel all those drives.”

To take part in any of the blood drives listed below, or to find mobile drives in your area, call 201-251-3703.

  • Cliffside Park : 12:30-5:30 p.m. Friday (Bovan’s Auto Services, 619 Gorge Road, offering donors a free oil change)
  • Garfield : 1-5 p.m. Thursday (call for school location)
  • Little Falls : 2-8 p.m. Friday (Masonic Lodge, 14 Lincoln Ave.)
  • Lyndhurst : 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday (ShopRite, 540 New York Ave.)
  • Ringwood : 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Knights of Columbus, 112 Erskine Road)
  • Teaneck : 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday (Church of St. Anastasia, 1095 Teaneck Road)
  • Waldwick : 3:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday (call for Lions Club location)
  • West Milford : 7:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sunday (call for community location)

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