New Jersey Devils Team Up With RWJBarnabas Health And The Red Cross For Annual Blood Drive At Prudential Center


Event Will Take Place Saturday, March 10, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

All Presenting Donors Will Receive Two Tickets To Select Devils Games 
and Limited Edition New Jersey Devils Blood Donor T-Shirt 

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NEWARK, N.J. (February 27, 2018) — The New Jersey Devils and official partner RWJBarnabas Health announced plans to host their second annual blood drive in coordination with the American Red Cross. The event will take place on Saturday, March 10, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Prudential Center. 

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for two tickets to a select Devils home game and a limited-edition New Jersey Devils blood donor T-shirt provided by Fusion, as well as chances to win autographed Devils merchandise. In addition, donors will have the opportunity to meet New Jersey Devils alumni Bryce Salvador and Bruce Driver, who will be available for photos and autographs. Free parking is available in the Parking Deck presented by Ford. Please note that prizes and gifts are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable.

“We have an obligation as an important community asset to help create positive change in people’s lives,” said Jeff Scott, vice president of community and grassroots at Prudential Center. “Partnering with RWJBarnabas Health and the Red Cross each year is one of the most important and impactful days on our calendar, and we look forward to making a difference again this year. 

“RWJBarnabas Health patients across the state will require over 80 thousand units of blood this year to sustain or save their lives,” explains Sally Wells, Blood Services Business Development Liaison at RWJUH in New Brunswick.  “Local and state blood supplies right now are still low post-holiday season due to the weather and the flu.  This partnership provides a unique opportunity for us to work together and increase much needed local blood supplies.”

The blood drive is open to the public. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted, as space is available. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit

How to donate blood

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.


The New Jersey Devils are part of the 31-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, they are currently in their 34th season in the Garden State.  During that time, the team has won three Stanley Cup Championships:  1995, 2000 and 2003. Follow the Devils at, on Facebook and @NHLDevils on Twitter.


Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter.


RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH  in New Brunswick, RWJUH  Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH  Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers (Children’s Specialized Hospital) with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system.   The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. 


The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. 

Media Contacts: 

Chloe Brener
Prudential Center

Carrie Cristello
RWJBarnabas Health

Alana Mauger
American Red Cross