New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, has upcoming blood drives.
The Glen Rock Jewish Center, 682 Harristown Road, holds a community blood drive on Sunday, April 18, in the shul’s social hall, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Congregation Rinat Yisrael, 389 W. Englewood Ave. in Teaneck, plans a drive on April 20, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Another is planned at Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Ave., in Englewood, on April 27, from 1 to 7 p.m.
All anti-covid precautions will be observed.
Blood banks are facing blood shortages, high deferrals, and no shows. This drive is extremely important to help fill blood banks during this critical time. For information, call the synagogues or (800) 933-2566 or go to nybloodcenter.org.