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Published on November 15, 2011

Crozer-Chester Medical Center to Host Blood Drive on Nov. 21


Crozer-Chester Medical Center, in conjunction with the New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center, will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, Nov 21, from 7 a.m. to3 p.m. in the James E. Clark Education Center Lobby, One Medical Center Boulevard, in Upland. To make an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566) or visit

Most healthy people who are at least 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more are eligible to donate every 56 days. There is no substitute for human blood. One in three people will need blood sometime during their lives, and the blood that is donated and collected throughout Crozer-Keystone Health System goes to patients being treated right here in Delaware County. Blood lasts only 42 days, so your donation is critically important. 

Make your donation go farther by becoming an ALYX donor. ALYX is an automated red blood cell donation system which allows you to donate two units of critically needed red cells in just one visit, saving two lives each time! To qualify as an ALYX donor, males need to be at least 5’1” and weigh at least 130 lbs. Females must be at least 5’5” and weigh at least 150 lbs. This is because men and women have different total blood volumes and because of this difference, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established different donor requirements. You can donate red cells on our ALYX system every 112 days or 16 weeks.

Each time you donate blood or platelets through the NJBS, you not only save lives, you earn points. For information about donating blood and for questions about qualifying to become a blood donor, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit

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