OHI to Host a Blood Drive February 17 in Manchester and Toms River

Posted on February 15, 2017 By

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is hosting a Blood Drive to benefit the Central Jersey Blood Center, Friday, February 17, 2017, in its Manchester and Toms River health centers.

Make appointments in advance to give blood from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at OHI’s Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; or from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at OHI’s Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road.

Donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old or be 16 with parental consent, weigh at least 120 pounds, and present a signature ID. Remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.  Those with controlled high blood pressure, heart conditions, and diabetes can donate blood.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact Jackie Shaheed at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8338.

About Ocean Health Initiatives: OHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; Sea Oaks Medical Campus,798 Route 539. Building 3, Little Egg Harbor; a health center within the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, and Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Suite A, Lakewood; and a Mobile Medical Unit. The Lakewood and Manchester sites have pharmacies.

OHI provides comprehensive preventative and primary health and dental care to Ocean County’s insured, uninsured and underinsured populations. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, behavioral health, dental, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, podiatry and social services.

OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call 732-363-6655. Visit www.ohinj.org for further information.