OHI Kicks Off National Blood Donor Month with Blood Drive Jan. 10

Posted on January 6, 2014 By

Donate blood on January 10 and receive a $5.00 gift card AND be entered in the Super Bowl Sweepstakes. OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health care center, with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin, and the Central Jersey Blood Center are holding a blood drive Friday, January 10, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at OHI’s Lakewood site, 101 Second Street.

Each donor will receive a $5.00 gift card and be automatically entered in the 2014 Super Bowl Sweepstakes to win a pair of Super Bowl tickets to the February 2, 2014, game at Met Life Stadium.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment. Donors must present a valid photo or a signature ID, be 16 years of age with parental consent, be healthy and weigh at least 120 pounds. Please drink water before donating.

During the blood drive, OHI’s Health Exchange Marketplace counselors will be providing information, by appointment, about affordable health insurance coverage (Affordable Healthcare Act). Counselors will take walk ins if time is available. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Carmen Lopez at 732-966-3749 (cell) or 732-363-6655 Ext. 8363 or visit ww2w.cjbcblood.org and click on Donate Now.

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; Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood; and the Mobile Medical Unit outside the George J. Mitchell Elementary School, 950 N. Green Street, Little Egg Harbor.

OHI provides comprehensive preventative and primary health and dental care to Ocean County uninsured and underinsured populations on a sliding-fee scale, 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 a representative in the Call Center at either 732-552-0377, Toms River, or 732-363-6655, Lakewood. Visit www.ohinj.org. for further information.