PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
September 6, 2013

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

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

Health Commissioner O’Dowd Visits Rutgers University Blood Drive

 

Highlights Super Community Blood Drive

On Monday, September 9, New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd will visit the Rutgers University Blood Drive and thank university students for donating blood.

The Rutgers Blood Drive is part of the "Super Community Blood Drive Campaign." To increase blood donation in New Jersey, the Department of Health (DOH) along with the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition (NJWBDC) have partnered with the 2014 New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee to conduct an eight-month-long campaign called the Super Community Blood Drive.

Between Memorial Day weekend and the months leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, individuals will be able to donate at thousands of blood drives held across our state. Every person who offers to donate blood during the campaign will receive a red Super Community Blood Drive wristband and the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

Where:  Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, N.J., Multipurpose Room.

When: Monday, Sept. 9, 1pm