PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
September 27, 2013

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

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Office of Communications
(609) 984-7160

“BLOOD DRIVE TAILGATE” COMES TO METLIFE STADIUM
NY/NJ SUPER BOWL HOST COMMITTEE/NJ WORKPLACE BLOOD DONOR COALITION HOST SUPER COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, October 1

11:00 AM - 3:45 PM



NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition will host a mega Super Community "Blood Drive Tailgate" on Tuesday, October 1, from 11:00 AM to 3:45 PM at MetLife Stadium, in parking Lot E.

Everyone who volunteers to donate blood at the event will be entered into the Super Community Blood Drive sweepstakes to win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium.

Those who volunteer also will be able to tour the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee's "Huddle Shuttle," the first mobile tour associated with a Super Bowl. It includes the Vince Lombardi Trophy and displays an array of football memorabilia.

Donors are encouraged to register in advance to donate at the Mega Drive and select a specific time that is convenient, but "walk-ins" are welcome. Donors can sign up today by clicking on the "Mega Drive" gold star at www.njsave3lives.com.

The "Blood Drive Tailgate" is co-hosted by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition, co-chaired by the New Jersey Commissioner of Health Mary E. O'Dowd and Kevin Rigby, US Country Head of Public Affairs and Vice President of Public Affairs for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

DATE:    
Tuesday, October 1

TIME:    
11:00 AM - 3:45 PM

WHERE:
MetLife Stadium Parking Lot E
                1 MetLife Stadium Drive
                East Rutherford, NJ