Blood Donation

All blood transfused in New Jersey is collected from volunteer blood donors. Methods employed in New Jersey include rigorous screening and exclusion of donors who are at high risk of exposure to AIDS and hepatitis. Each unit of blood is tested by the latest FDA approved method for the presence of the antibody to hepatitis and HIV viruses. These measures have proven to be very effective.

Autologous (self) Blood Donation

Autologous blood donation refers to the practice of donating one’s own blood for storage prior to a medical or surgical procedure. Directed or designated blood storage refers to designating the blood of a specific individual for use by you during a medical or surgical procedure.

Blood Donations

RWJ Rahway has partnered with the blood services program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. The two hospitals have four scheduled blood drives a year at the hospital in New Brunswick, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, or 865 Stone Street, Rahway. Donors can get an appointment by calling 732.499.6139. Half of all donations are returned to Rahway for RWJ patients.

You can make an appointment to donate blood by calling RWJ Blood Services at 732.235.8100 ext 248. The blood center is located at 125 Paterson Street, Fourth Floor. New Brunswick.