OHI to Sponsor Blood Drive January 31

Posted on January 20, 2017 By

In recognition of National Blood Donation Month, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is sponsoring a Blood Drive at 101 Second Street, Lakewood, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to benefit the Central Jersey Blood Center.

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.

Appointments must be made in advance. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Carmen Lopez at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8363 or visit www.cjbcblood.org and click on “Donate Now.”

Since 1970, National Blood Donation Month in January reminds everyone that blood is needed all year, not just during disasters.

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.