Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to Sponsor October Blood Drive

Community members are encouraged to donate much-needed blood

(Paramus, NJ) Bergen New Bridge Medical Center working with its partner Vitalant is responding to the urgent need for blood within our community by hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Vaccination Annex location.

“Blood supplies remain critically low, and we encourage our community to join our many staff members who will be donating blood during our drive,” said Bergen New Bridge President and CEO, Deborah Visconi. “Every donation saves lives, and it will take all of us working together to make sure we have sufficient supplies for those in need.”

The first 50 donors will receive appreciation gifts and light refreshments will be served throughout the event. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, eat a meal before donating, bring identification and drink plenty of water both before and after donating.

Appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled by calling 1.877.258.4825 or by using this link –

ABOUT BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER                                                                                                                      

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1,070-bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. The Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in NJ and the fourth-largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute and ambulatory care from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and community physicians, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and long-term care to the greater Bergen County community. The Medical Center, including its Long-Term Care Division, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is in network with all major New Jersey commercial insurance plans covering 99.89% of NJ residents.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography), and more than 26 medical specialties available through its Ambulatory Care Center. The Medical Center is a Veterans Community Care Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans and is a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for 2019.  Learn more at

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