Twice a year, we at B’nai Tikvah host a blood drive under the auspices of Community Blood Services of NJ. Call 201-444-3900 for general inquiries about giving blood.

One pint of collected blood has the potential to save three lives, but it only has 42-days of shelf life, and then must be replaced. A five-day supply of blood is continually needed. Please become a multiple times a year donor, and encourage your older teenagers and young adults at home to join the fold. You must complete a consent form for 16-year-olds. Got Blood, Give Life!

We now offer Haemonetics, which uses a smaller needle and allows you to donate two units of red cells in a single visit.


Donors must be in good general health, weigh at least 110-lbs, and be 17 (16 with parent/guardian consent form) years old. If you choose Haemonetics, the requirements are slightly different:

  • Male donors must be at least 5’1″ tall and weigh at least 130-lbs.
  • Female donors must be at least 5’5″ tall and weigh at least 150-lbs.

Bring a photo ID with your signature.

It’s advisable to have eaten before donating. The entire process takes less than an hour. You will be rewarded with donuts and coffee. Any questions? Contact: Barbara (Bobby) Bergman 732 246-7285.

For Medical or Health Questions


Upcoming Blood Drives