Help Save a Life – Donate Blood

Our Volunteer Blood Donor Program relies on the support of individuals and area service organizations to provide most of the blood used annually in our medical centers. Our New Jersey blood donation facilities are proud to offer a comfortable atmosphere where donors are treated as an important part of our family. Convenient hours allow donors to schedule evening or weekend appointments and walk-ins are always welcome.

The need for blood is increasing much faster than the number of donors. Your donation of blood can minimize these shortages and help save the life of someone in need. Blood donors may donate for general, replacement, autologous, or designated use. You also can help by volunteering your time in the donor room.

But who can donate blood? If interested in donating, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds (120 pounds if 16 years old)
  • Present photo identification

But you may not donate if you:

  • Have a history of viral hepatitis at age 11 or older
  • Are recovering from an infectious illness
  • Are in a high risk group (such as individuals with HIV or AIDS)

There is no danger in donating blood, as sterile, disposable equipment is always used.

Schedule an appointment at one of our fixed-site Donor Rooms:

RWJBarnabas Health has two fixed locations, one at RWJUH in New Brunswick, located on the 4th floor of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Clinical Academic Building (CAB) at 125 Paterson Street in New Brunswick, and one at RWJUH Somerset, located at 110 Rehill Avenue in Somerville. Both Donor Centers are open Monday - Friday and select Saturdays.

To further encourage donations, there are special summer giveaways being held at the RWJUH Donor Center in New Brunswick such as $10 gift cards for blood donors and $20 gift cards for platelet donors as a thank you gift. Also, t-shirts and entry into bi-weekly raffles to win a family fun package to Jenkinson’s Pavilion in Point Pleasant Beach are available. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is offering $10 gift cards to all type O blood and platelet donors. Additionally, they are offering raffle drawings monthly for a $25 ShopRite gift card.

To make an appointment at a fixed RWJUH Donor Room or to find a blood drive location near you, please visit: or call 732-235-8100 ext. 221.

RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000

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